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Obama: Wants to avoid 'militarized' police culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Texas fails to approve new textbooks amid worries they exaggerate Moses' influence on US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education couldn't muster the votes late Tuesday to grant preliminary approval for new history and social studies textbooks for classrooms across the nation's second-largest state, failing to act amid stinging criticism of the proposed books from both the right and left.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Homeland chief faces GOP critics on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is defending President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration even as GOP lawmakers work to find the best way to stop them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Polish doctors treating child found in frost

 

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors in southern Poland are working to save a 2-year-old boy who was found unconscious after spending a frigid night outdoors, wearing only socks and a pajama top.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Obama weighs slimmed-down list for Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is weighing a slimmed-down list of candidates to become his next defense secretary, as top contenders pull their names from consideration for what is typically a highly sought-after Cabinet spot.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Saudi IS supporters claim they shot Danish man

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Supporters of the Islamic State extremist organization have released a video claiming responsibility for the shooting and wounding of a Danish citizen in the Saudi capital Riyadh last month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to help build trust between the public and police by recording events like the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, but is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to dispel the resulting racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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