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Witness: Baby survived S.Sudan plane crash in man's arms

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A thirteen-month-old baby and a man and infant were the only survivors of a cargo plane that crashed soon after taking off from a South Sudan airport, killing 37 people, a witness and relatives said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to continue transportation programs for six years with no significant increase in spending, despite warnings from the White House and statehouses across the country that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Job creator or job killer? A look at the Pacific trade deal.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal now being debated would cover everything from Vietnamese labor unions to copyright protections to trade in sockeye salmon. With the details having been released Thursday, a furious dispute is expected in the United States and some of the 11 other countries that negotiated it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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US faces task of helping terror suspects return to society

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the last two months two Minnesota men have admitted they plotted to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State, a New Jersey man pleaded guilty to helping his brother fly to the Middle East to join extremists and a 20-year-old intercepted at a Chicago airport took responsibility for backing the terror group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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House passes defense bill that still hampers closing Gitmo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a revised $607 billion defense policy bill that restricts President Barack Obama's efforts to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Detective: 'Hero' cop sought hit-man to cover up thefts

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to look like murder, prompting an expensive manhunt that put his community under siege, he tried to find a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, a detective told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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AP-GfK Poll: Americans souring on Obama's Islamic State plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave thousands of troops there when he leaves office.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Elder Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blistering critique, former President George H.W. Bush says onetime Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld "served the president badly" when George W. Bush was in the White House and that former Vice President Dick Cheney "built his own empire" and asserted too much "hard-line" influence.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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