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14 dead, more than a dozen wounded in California shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — As many as three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center "as if they were on a mission," killing at least 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Legal limbo awaits millions of future 'climate refugees'

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of an occasional series focusing on the science, the costs and the challenges of climate change around the world.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Afghans face daunting task in rebuilding war-battered city

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Two months after the Taliban rampaged through the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, residents are still sifting through the rubble, wondering how they will ever rebuild and worrying that the insurgents will return.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Facebook CEO $45B organization to change charity landscape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is shaking up yet another sector — the charity world — with his surprise announcement that he and his wife will devote the bulk of their wealth, or about $45 billion, to philanthropic works.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Growing push to expose more students to computer science

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Moving her finger over the laptop trackpad, 6-year-old Lauren Meek drags and drops a block of code to build a set of instructions. She clicks the "run" button and watches as the character moves through a maze. She then pumps her fist in excitement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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AP Photos: High-end cancer treatment for pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Lulu had been given a mere three months to live when the shih tzu-poodle mix was diagnosed with lymphoma.

That was four years ago.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Late WWII US veteran is 1st soldier honored for saving Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Islamic State group targets gays with brutal public killings

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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