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More lenient school lice policies bug some parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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World's top diplomats to join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — Four world powers are dispatching their top diplomats to Geneva on Friday to add their weight to negotiations aimed at putting initial limits on Iran's ability to make atomic weapons.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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NYC's Bloomberg led the way on trans fats ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City's health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, pushed to ban them from restaurant food in his city in 2006.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013

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Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan — which is one of the strongest storms in world history based on maximum windspeed — is about to plow through the Central Philippines, producing a potentially deadly storm surge and dumping heavy rainfall that could cause widespread flooding. The densely populated city of Manila, home to 12 million, is in the storm’s path, although it is predicted to escape the worst of the winds and storm surge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Swiss lab: Arafat ingested deadly polonium

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Twitter surges in opening trade on NYSE

NEW YORK (AP) — If Twitter's bankers and executives were hoping for a surge on the day of the stock's public debut, they got it. The stock opened at $45.10 a share on its first day of trading, 73 percent above its initial offering price.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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Women heading to Navy Riverine combat jobs

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013

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