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Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 37 in suicide bombings

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy sugar cane. At least 34 people were killed and another 80 wounded in Yola, a town packed with refugees from Nigeria's Islamic uprising, emergency officials said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw

 

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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450 illegal pork tamales seized at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest large seizure of illegal contraband at Los Angeles International Airport didn't involve narcotics.

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Dallas woman charged in Missouri butt injection death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri prosecutors have charged a 44-year-old Dallas woman with manslaughter, accusing her of recklessly causing a woman's death in July by performing an illegal cosmetic butt injection on her.

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Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. Marine, Daniel E. DeSmit swore to live by a code of honor. Semper fidelis, always faithful. But DeSmit shattered that pledge repeatedly — directing dozens of live Internet videos of children having sex with each other.

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2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Amid gunfire and explosions, police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesday. The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests but no clear information on the fugitive's fate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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