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Problems pile up in Asia for US policymakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast's thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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Stocks rise following encouraging jobs news

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on a day of encouraging news from the labor market.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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Thanksgiving includes gluten-free pies and all

NEW YORK (AP) — Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox's table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Former hostages react to Iran's nuclear deal

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal down the road.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Pope issues mission statement for papacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued the mission statement for his papacy Tuesday, outlining how the Catholic Church and the papacy itself must be reformed to create a more missionary and merciful church that gets its hands dirty as it seeks out the poor and oppressed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Stocks higher, helped by retail and housing stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher in mid-day trading Tuesday after strong earnings from luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. and a government report that showed homebuilders remain optimistic about future demand.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Prosecutors: Conn. gunman's motive still unknown

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A yearlong investigation into the Newtown school shooting has provided disturbing insights into the gunman who killed his mother and then massacred 26 other people, but it still has not provided a motive.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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