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Pa. museum tells blind visitors: Please touch!

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can't enjoy them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, many Democrats, gun control advocates and law enforcement officials say the restrictions must be tightened.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Power up and shop.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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A look at the next steps in Detroit's bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — A judge's decision to allow Detroit to fix its finances in bankruptcy court raises a flurry of questions about what happens next. Here's a look at what's known about the next steps:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented the carnage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Detroit to get crucial ruling in bankruptcy case

DETROIT (AP) — A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art collection up for grabs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Updated healthcare.gov gets mixed reviews

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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