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Americans living longer as most death rates fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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New documentary is witness to Snowden NSA leak

NEW YORK (AP) — With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't seem to fly Friday in court.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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FEC opens door to more convention cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission is giving political parties new flexibility to pay for their presidential nominating conventions.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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Obama to designate national monument in LA area

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will forever protect from development nearly 350,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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Frustrations end as gay couples marry in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay couples have started to get married in Las Vegas, a city filled with chapels that for them had been off-limits until Thursday evening.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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