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Obama weighs slimmed-down list for Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is weighing a slimmed-down list of candidates to become his next defense secretary, as top contenders pull their names from consideration for what is typically a highly sought-after Cabinet spot.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Saudi IS supporters claim they shot Danish man

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Supporters of the Islamic State extremist organization have released a video claiming responsibility for the shooting and wounding of a Danish citizen in the Saudi capital Riyadh last month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to help build trust between the public and police by recording events like the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, but is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to dispel the resulting racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Johnson: Immigration changes 'simple common sense'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is set to tell GOP critics that President Barack Obama's new immigration changes amount to "simple common sense."

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Jurors to hear Steve Jobs testimony at Apple trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Jobs, who will be heard in a videotaped deposition.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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WHO says Liberia, Guinea meeting Ebola targets

GENEVA (AP) — Liberia and Guinea have met a Dec. 1 target for isolating 70 percent of people infected with Ebola and safely burying 70 percent of those who die but Sierra Leone has not, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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