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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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Storm threatens holiday travel in east

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Snow and ice are forecast for the northeast of the country as a deadly storm that started on the West Coast last week gathers steam Tuesday and powers toward the East in time for Thanksgiving.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Typhoon ruined traditional, high-tech livelihoods

TANAUAN, Philippines (AP) — As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. The storm that killed thousands also wrecked livelihoods in the worst hit region, a blow that will ripple long after the disaster fades from attention.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Police fire water cannon to disperse Egypt rally

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police have fired water cannons to disperse dozens of activists protesting police brutality in Cairo, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities.

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Senators writing new sanctions in case Iran cheats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democratic and Republican senators are crafting legislation to reinstate the full force of sanctions and impose new ones if Iran doesn't make good on its pledge to roll back its nuclear program, brushing aside the Obama administration's fears about upending its diplomatic momentum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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