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UN: Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon on Thursday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own, the U.N. refugee agency said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know?

BANGKOK (AP) — At the time — the evening of March 24 — it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for.

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Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.

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Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he promoted his overhaul of the nation's health insurance industry, predicting Americans would see "competition in ways we haven't seen before." Companies were even started as a way to encourage innovation and competition, namely 23 consumer-run, co-op insurers created with the help of $2 billion in federal loans.

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NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

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Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon — or any other engineered fish or meat — on store shelves anytime soon.

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Quest to ID remains brings mystery after mudslide

 

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 29 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.

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Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.

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