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APNewsBreak: VA vows focus on customer service

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department and its many websites.

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US stocks, at record levels, edge higher

NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks edged higher on Monday, led by gains in health care stocks, keeping the market at record levels. Home builders got a lift after Toll Brothers said that its revenue rose 29 percent in the most recent quarter.

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Mexico president faces protests, ethics questions

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is facing a rising tide of angry protests over the disappearance of 43 students and increasingly sharp questions about his wife's purchase of a Mexico City mansion from a company that had won juicy government contracts.

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2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States Saturday night, landing at a Washington state military base after their departure was secured through a secret mission to the reclusive Communist country by the top U.S. intelligence official.

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Afghanistan war veteran fatally shot in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old Army veteran was shot to death Sunday after a dispute at a party, only months after his return from Afghanistan, police said.

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Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods:' Study

CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.

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Wet, frigid weather hits Upper Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing thermometer readings down by as much as 40 degrees overnight. The powerful storm, which is coursing into the area from Alaska, will likely bring the first major snowfall of the season.

Here's what to expect:

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Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised in a school uniform detonated explosives at a high school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum on Monday, killing at least 48 students, according to survivors and a morgue attendant.

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