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Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

Would-be gun violence researchers see many challenges and little hope in career path

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it.

You would be wrong.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Report: Turkish investigators focus probe on IS militants

 

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish investigators were close to identifying one of two suicide bombers in the country's deadliest attacks in years, the prime minister said Monday, adding that the Islamic State group was the "No. 1 priority" of the investigation.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.

They can blame low gas prices.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Young and alone: Europe sees record surge of child refugees

KENT, England (AP) — The bags are packed, the goodbye hugs done. The Afghan, Eritrean and Sudanese boys are on the move again, but this time it's a happy occasion: After months of hardship traversing continents, the teenage refugees are finally on the way to English homes where they can settle down for a long dreamed-of life in Europe.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Some want to swap ad hoc victim tributes for lasting shrines

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On what would have been his friend's 18th birthday, a solemn teenager stared at a slumping display of helium balloons and a giant stuffed doll tied to a tree.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Work underway as South Carolina recovers from massive floods

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Life has started to return to normal in areas of South Carolina inundated by massive floods from days of rain earlier this month. But challenges still remain, including getting Columbia's water system back in shape and repairing bridges that are forcing Interstate 95 drivers on the East Coast into a more than two-hour detour.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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