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Few US neighborhoods affordable, walkable with good schools

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few neighborhoods can match the perks of Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C. — a reality that reflects a broader problem for the U.S. housing market.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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AP Exclusive: Medics beat blizzard to make transplant happen

 

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Melanie Chirichella had been waiting a year and a half for a kidney transplant when she finally got the call from her doctors Saturday that they had found a perfect match in South Carolina.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Challenger disaster: McAuliffe's students go on to teach

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thirty years after the Concord High School class of '86 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart on live TV, a number of them have gone into teaching — and some wonder if, indirectly, the tragedy affected them enough that they wanted to make a difference, as she did.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leaves 1 person dead

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Research begins into possibility of a vaccine for Zika virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Zero fighter flies over Japan for 1st time since WWII

KANOYA, Japan (AP) — One of Mitsubishi's legendary Zero fighter planes took to the skies over Japan on Wednesday for the first time since World War II.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Repeal of emergency manager law part of NAACP's Flint plan

 

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Chief among the priorities national and local NAACP leaders listed Tuesday for the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint is the repeal of Michigan's emergency manager law, which they view as a contributor to the public health emergency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Iranian president bids for US investment

ROME (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited American businessmen to join their European counterparts in investing in Iran as he wrapped up three days of multi-billion dollar deal-making in Italy by saying the lifting of European sanctions had opened a new era of "win-win" collaboration.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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