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Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Hagel proposes big cuts in Army in 2015 budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Supreme Court seems divided in climate case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided on Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

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Stocks return to record territory after deal news

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index pushed back into record territory Monday after the latest round of corporate deal making made investors more confident.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire

SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) — Rep. John Dingell, a master legislative deal-maker and champion of the Detroit auto industry who is the longest-serving member of Congress in history, announced Monday that he won't seek another term.

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Oil closes New Orleans port, part of Miss. river

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Coast Guard said.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Climate case at Supreme Court looks at EPA's power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is squaring off at the Supreme Court with industry groups and Republican-led states over a small but important program aimed at limiting power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Officials: Wiretaps, aides led to drug lord arrest

CULIACAN, MEXICO (AP) — As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's main hideout in Culiacan, the country's most powerful drug lord sneaked out of the house through an escape tunnel beneath the bathtub.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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