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White House, lawmakers: no clemency for Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are rejecting former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's plea for clemency.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013

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Employers' wariness thwarts many blind jobseekers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Back in the late 1980s, when Maura Mazzocca was a human resources administrator with a Boston-area firm, a blind man showed up to apply for a job. Today, she remembers the encounter ruefully.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013

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AP-CNBC poll: Twitter faces skeptical investors

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013

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NJ police: LAX shooting suspect sent suicidal text

PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The father of the young man suspected of carrying out a fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport called his local police chief around the time of the shooting to report that his son had sent a suicidal text message to a sibling and he needed to find him, a New Jersey police chief said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013

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Bipartisan support boosts gay rights legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates — Republicans and Democrats — are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013

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Japan, Russia agree to expand defense ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia held their first high-level defense and diplomatic talks Saturday and agreed to step up cooperation between their militaries amid regional security concerns such as North Korea and China.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013

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Reinstatement of abortion law leaves few options

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013

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Lowe, father of IBM personal computer, dies at 72

CHICAGO (AP) — William C. Lowe had a bold idea: IBM should develop a personal computer that could be mass marketed, expanding the company's reach beyond businesses and into people's homes.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013

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