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Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Soldiers mugging around empty casket sparks furor

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard announced Tuesday that it had suspended a member from honor guard duties after she apparently posted to social media a photograph of soldiers mugging around an empty, flag-draped casket.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Obama's N. American agenda hits congressional drag

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor-to-neighbor interests even as Congress is placing a drag on some of his top cross-border agenda items.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Police can't verify Pa. wife's killing claims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police have yet to substantiate a 19-year-old woman's claim that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the Pennsylvania murder she is now charged with committing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Ethiopia pilot was distraught over death in family

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The uncle of an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked a flight to Rome and took it to Geneva says his nephew had been distraught over the loss of another uncle.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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Car bombings kill at least 33 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A new wave of car bombs ripped through commercial areas in the Iraqi capital and areas to the south Tuesday, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens in the latest coordinated militant assault, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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First night a hit for 'Tonight' host Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK (AP) — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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Japan's Abe faces challenge to broaden recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has ticked off the easy items on his to-do list for economic revival.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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