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Disabled often banned from voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and is in custody, police said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Patrol head says he's shocked by beating video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the California Highway Patrol said he was shocked and the agency's reputation is hurt by a video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman he pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

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US workers encountered man left in cell for days

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days without food or water, but did nothing because they assumed someone else was responsible, investigators said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

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VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

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Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy?

A new day, indeed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

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Syrian refugee women face harassment, poverty

HALBA, Lebanon (AP) — Before she began working as a hairdresser, poverty forced Syrian Umm Mahmoud to seek donations for food and rent money to survive as a refugee in Lebanon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

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