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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP defense hawks are pressing to find ways to boost the Pentagon's bottom line as the annual budget debate cranks up on Capitol Hill, as tension between defense hawks and budget hard-liners is already making it difficult for Republican leaders to assemble a majority behind their soon-to-be-revealed budget blueprints.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Official: Iran confronts US at nuke talks over GOP letter

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that any nuclear deal could expire the day President Barack Obama leaves office, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard on Monday identified the pilots and crew of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the Santa Rosa Sound along Florida's Panhandle in a nighttime training exercise in dense fog last week with seven elite Marines aboard.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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