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Pa. students' robotic arm can make you stronger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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St. Nicks learn tricks of trade at Santa School

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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Mandela memorial 1 of largest in generations

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nearly 100 foreign leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans are expected to gather at a Soweto soccer stadium Tuesday to pay their last respects to former President Nelson Mandela, making the memorial service one of the largest and most prominent such gatherings in generations.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013

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Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk.

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Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.

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Naval academy chief discusses sexual assault case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says he decided to court-martial two midshipmen in a sexual assault case because he wanted to make sure the charges were examined in great detail.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013

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Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego, completing the fall of the former 10-term congressman who barely a year ago achieved his long dream of being elected leader of the nation's eighth-largest city.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013

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