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A rape, a non-investigation, and a 18-year wait for justice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Marie picked up the phone and dialed the number the detective gave her 10 days before, on the night she was raped at knifepoint outside a friend's house in New Orleans. It was the first of many calls Marie would make in an 18-year ordeal of shoddy police work and numbingly slow prosecution to track down and convict her attacker.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years

The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.

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40-country survey: Majority support for cutting emissions

PARIS (AP) — A survey across 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most of them want their governments to limit emissions as part of a global agreement being negotiated in Paris in a month.

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Killing Keystone XL, Obama says pipeline not in US interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut America's global leadership on climate change. The decision capped a seven-year saga that spiraled into one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama's presidency.

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Burst of hiring: US employers added 271,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs and likely setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

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6 killed as bus leaves road in Arkansas, hits bridge support

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bus ferrying workers from Michigan to Texas ran off a cross-country interstate in Arkansas and hit a bridge, killing six people and injuring six others, authorities said Friday. The impact sheared much of the roof from the bus and ejected some passengers onto the busy interstate.

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Authorities say police officer shot in central Kentucky dies

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky police officer died early Friday, two days after he was ambushed and shot in the head while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect, authorities said.

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Sheriff: California student who stabbed 4 sought revenge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 18-year-old California university freshman went on an elaborately planned rampage with a hunting knife because he was barred from a study group, authorities said.

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