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Facebook explains what posts are not allowed on its network

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Sunni brigade forms unlikely alliance with Shiite militias

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Dressed in green and carrying a heavy rifle, Yazan al-Jabouri paced along the front line on the fringes of the northern city of Tikrit, anxiously awaiting a plan of attack.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Survey finds young adults consume news in their own way

CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.

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New sign-up under health care law gets lukewarm reception

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance are getting a second chance to sign up, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Officials: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan into 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops there, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Kurds probe 2 possible Islamic State chemical weapon attacks

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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President: Cyclone devastation forcing Vanuatu to start anew

 

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Vanuatu's president was rushing back to his country on Monday in the wake of what he dubbed a "monster" cyclone whose damage was still unknown beyond the devastation in the South Pacific archipelago's capital city.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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