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Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday that the Black Sea peninsula will declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Stolen passports probed in Malaysian plane mystery

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

 

NEW YORK (AP) — On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired United Methodist Church minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding had his case dropped by a New York bishop Monday, just a few months after another minister was defrocked for the same thing.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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Afghan Taliban warn voters to stay away from polls

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban threatened voters Monday and warned they will "use all force" possible to disrupt Afghan presidential elections next month, posing a crucial test for the country's security forces seeking to show they can bring stability as the West prepares to end its combat mission by the end of the year.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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Court won't hear dispute over 'boobies' bracelets

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness, ending a case that began more than three years ago with the suspension of two middle-school girls who refused a principal's order to take them off.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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New Senate bill to combat military sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is heading toward a vote to change the military justice system to deal with sexual assault.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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Investigators chase 'every angle' in missing jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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