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Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

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Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.

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Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.

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Hiker photographed bear before it killed him

 

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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