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Federal judge strikes down SC gay marriage ban

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, opening the door to such marriages but also giving the state a week to appeal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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Public to comment on 1st-in-nation tobacco ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A proposed first-in-the-nation ban on sales of all tobacco and nicotine products has bitterly divided this small community, and health officials are bracing for an onslaught of opinions as they consider the move.

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Ebola victim's family, hospital reach settlement

DALLAS (AP) — The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family's attorney said Wednesday.

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US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock ticking on a worldwide climate treaty, the two countries are seeking to put their troubled history as environmental adversaries behind them in hopes that other nations will be spurred to take equally aggressive action.

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Cosmic 1st: Spacecraft sends lander toward comet

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a speeding European spacecraft released a lander toward the icy, dusty surface of a comet on Wednesday, setting off a seven-hour countdown to an audacious attempt to answer some of the biggest questions about the origin of the universe.

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Ebola workers ask Congress for help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.

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Arctic chill settles across Upper Midwest, Rockies

DETROIT (AP) — The Arctic chill that has gripped the Upper Midwest and Rockies is spreading.

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AP Exclusive: Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.

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