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Abortion issue clouds fate of trafficking bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats threatened Wednesday to torpedo bipartisan legislation combating human sex trafficking in a dispute over a Republican-backed abortion provision they said they had failed to notice for nearly two months.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.Sunemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue.

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CBO: Slowing costs reduce price of health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slowing health care costs are driving down the price tag of President Barack Obama's health overhaul, just as the Supreme Court is weighing whether to strike a key part of the law.

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Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

LONDON (AP) — Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66.

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Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.

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Solar system's largest moon may have ocean lurking below

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say there may be an ocean lurking below on the biggest moon in the solar system.

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Frustration pushes Utah toward renewed use of firing squads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Randy Gardner still struggles four years later to talk about seeing his brother's bullet-ridden body at the mortuary after he was executed.

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Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

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