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GOP field scrambles as RNC sets debate plan

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Police: Teen sweethearts blaze trail of crime across South

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Police say unless they surrender, the "outcome is not going to be good" for two teenage sweethearts who have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their wake a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks while stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Anonymous burial for 1 of 3 terrorists behind France attacks

PARIS (AP) — City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for deadly attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington state

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Buck up, profits down: High dollar dents US company earnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Technology giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos.

The culprit's the same: A surging U.S. dollar

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Kerry meets Iranian foreign minister in Paris

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met for nearly an hour with his Iranian counterpart in Paris on Friday in what was their second face-to-face encounter this week.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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