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Details of controversial Pacific trade deal are released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal released Thursday set the stage for a raucous debate in the U.S. Congress but also may provide reassurances to those who worried the agreement could gut protections for the environment, public health and labor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

HOUSTON (AP) — The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms.

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Mexico Supreme Court takes step toward recreational pot use

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom.

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Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton shine at CMA Awards

Though the room was full of A-listers like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, with their massive hit "Girl Crush," and Chris Stapleton, who has written songs for most of Nashville, owned the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.

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Cameron: Bomb 'more likely than not' caused plane crash

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday it was "more likely than not" that a bomb brought down a Metrojet flight packed with Russian vacationers — a scenario that officials from Russia and Egypt have tried to dismiss as premature speculation.

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S. Sudan aviation chief : Plane not OKed to carry passengers

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A cargo plane that crashed soon after takeoff, killing at least 37 people, was not authorized to carry passengers, the chief of South Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority said Thursday.

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Taiwan's Ma wants China's Xi to ease island's isolation

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president said Thursday he hopes this weekend's historic meeting with China's leader can ease Beijing's hard-line stance on diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which is now recognized by just 22 countries.

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Iranian president criticizes recent arrests of journalists

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized recent arrests of journalists amid an ongoing crackdown on expression by the country's hard-liners.

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