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UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism on Thursday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levi challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. General Assembly meeting devoted to anti-Semitism to take action to counter the rising worldwide hatred of Jews, denouncing it as "radical inhumanity."

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Tsarnaev lawyers ask again to move trial outside Boston

 

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are making a third push to move his trial outside Massachusetts, citing a large number of prospective jurors who already believe he's guilty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — To build or not to build?

That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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AP sources: US not sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — In another challenge to President Barack Obama's efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, a ban on transferring detainees to Yemen has been effectively pushed back into place because of security concerns in the volatile Middle Eastern nation, administration officials say.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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House heads to vote on border security bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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