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Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says

CHICAGO (AP) — The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Police: Suicide note foretold of Reno attack

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bypassing waiting patients, a gunman who complained he had a botched 2010 surgery opened fire with a 12-guage shotgun at doctors at a Reno medical office — a deadly rampage that investigators say was referred to in a suicide note.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Fury and frustration over Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Options set for those lacking new health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Marriage equality supporters see hope in deep-red Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In one of the most conservative states in the nation, supporters of gay marriage are pondering the unthinkable: a victory, or at least not a loss.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Spy panel wants duplicate oversight board replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, two review panels given nearly identical assignments by President Barack Obama have been studying how the White House should change or limit the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They have functioned separately — with different experts and private and public hearings — but with almost the same mandate.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The women of the Senate who led the fight to change how the military deals with sexual assault in its ranks are hailing passage of a comprehensive defense bill that now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013

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Man who shot woman on porch will face murder trial

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer's "bad choice."

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013

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