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Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Honoring the legacy of John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished Americans — including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey — with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award created by Kennedy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk

DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Young people say online slurs common _ but not OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young people say they aren't very offended about the slurs and mean-spirited videos mocking overweight people or gays or blacks that they encounter on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Iran: Difficult differences at nuke talks

GENEVA (AP) — Seven-nation talks on a deal meant to start a rollback of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief were delayed Thursday as senior envoys from both sides wrestled with a draft they hoped would be acceptable to both Tehran and its six world powers negotiating with it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Afghan president wants to defer signing of US deal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president urged tribal elders Thursday to support a security deal with the United States, but in a surprising about-face said he would defer the signing of the agreement to the winner of next year's presidential elections, which he is barred from contesting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013

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Fla's Rep Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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US retail sales rise solid 0.4 percent in October

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting U.S. retail sales by the most in four months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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