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Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Israeli suspects in the killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime on Monday and were re-enacting the incident for authorities, an official said, as the country's leaders raced to contain a public uproar over the slaying.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Man convicted on terror charges files appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley.

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New York City mourns 'hero' firefighter

NEW YORK (AP) — Purple and black bunting hung from the firehouse. Firefighters embraced and wiped away tears. Neighbors, grateful for the man they recently called a hero and stunned by his sudden death, stopped by to say farewell.

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