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Supreme Court may weaken housing bias cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could knock out a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination, a move that would make it tougher for people to win lawsuits claiming housing policies are biased.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

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Havana talks start with promises by Obama, Cuban caution

HAVANA (AP) — The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades begins two days of negotiations with grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

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Senate committee to examine testing in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law, focusing first on the thorny issue of federally mandated testing of America's schoolchildren.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

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Yemeni rebels hold president 'captive' at his house

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two Yemeni presidential advisers say the Shiite rebels who are on a power grab campaign in the capital, Sanaa, are holding the president 'captive' at his home, a day after seizing the presidential palace.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

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5-year-old Missouri boy fatally shoots 9-month-old brother

ELMO, Mo. (AP) — A 9-month-old northwestern Missouri boy is dead after his 5-year-old brother playing with a handgun accidentally shot him in the head.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pictures of fouled beaches and oil-coated birds flashed on a courtroom screen Tuesday as the U.S. government began making its case that BP should pay an additional $13.7 billion in environmental penalties for the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which spilled millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world powers on a lasting nuclear deal, according to a confidential U.N. report released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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