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Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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Study: Kids are less fit than their parents were

DALLAS (AP) — Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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Gettysburg Address event to mark 150th anniversary

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, historians and everyday Americans are gathering to ponder what the Gettysburg Address has meant to the nation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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NSA vowed repeatedly to fix its collection errors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal government's controversial program of collecting every American's phone records during the past seven years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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After twisters, damaged communities come together

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Montgomery's house was not damaged by the tornado that roared through this central Illinois community. But when the twister knocked out power across town, he had to find a way to keep his 5-year-old daughter alive.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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Signs of life amid misery reveal Filipinos' spirit

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beams and rusty nails scavenged from vast mounds of storm-blasted homes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend marks the latest in a series of brushes with the law he has had since his acquittal in a murder case that sparked nationwide debates about race and self-defense laws.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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AP source: JPMorgan, gov't settle all issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have settled all issues and could sign a $13 billion agreement as early as Tuesday that would be the largest settlement ever reached between the government and a corporation, a person familiar with the negotiations says.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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