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GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states

SEATTLE (AP) — A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Beyond marriage, challenges ahead for gay rights groups

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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US stocks open higher, led by gains in health care

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in early trading Friday, led by gains in health care and technology stocks. The price of oil continued to decline and the dollar rose against most major currencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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35 killed, 48 injured in Shanghai stampede

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area, city officials said Thursday — the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015

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Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court ordered a retrial Thursday in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year, overturning the ruling in a case that ensnared the reporters in a wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015

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2-year-old accidentally kills mother in Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 29-year-old woman described as a "beautiful, young, loving mother" was fatally shot by her 2-year-old son at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart in what authorities called a tragic accident.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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