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Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in hiring and employment in much of state government because of an action announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'

 

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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US withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak sharply reduced, the United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of its troops fighting the disease in West Africa and President Barack Obama is planning for the next steps planned by the administration.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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22 police officers, firefighters to receive Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sgt. Daniel Hutchinson was shot three times but still managed to rescue two fellow sheriff's deputies from an active shooter. Officer Michael Keith used his own shirt to beat back flames from a car, then pulled a state trooper to safety just before the vehicle exploded. Fire Chief John Curly broke a burning building's window with his bare hands to rescue an unconscious woman inside.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Jon Stewart's exit as a phony newsman is a loss to real news

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart's fans were gobsmacked by the sad news he delivered on Tuesday's edition of "The Daily Show": He's leaving his phony anchor desk and ending his reign as phony newsman, and the loss is to real news.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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