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Couple accidentally gets bag of cash at drive-thru

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Many flee in fear to C. African Republic airport

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — At first, it was just a few people running from the men with machetes and guns. Then the trickle of fear that led straight to the airport swelled into a flood.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's peacemaker, dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness.

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US unemployment falls to 7 pct. on 203K jobs added

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The gains in the job market could spur greater economic growth.

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'Ice Friday' bears down on Texas, much of Midwest

DALLAS (AP) — As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.

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Obama's fixer-upper website races to catch up

WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.

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Dems, GOP craft backup for stalled defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.

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Prosecutors face tough choices in NYC derailment

NEW YORK (AP) — While the Metro-North Railroad is already getting hit with multimillion-dollar civil claims over a deadly commuter train derailment, prosecutors will face tough choices when deciding whether to bring criminal charges against the train's engineer, who told investigators he nodded or fell into a daze at the controls.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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