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No deep freeze: Australia swelters in heat wave

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bats are dropping from trees, kangaroos are collapsing in the Outback and gardens are turning brown. While North America freezes under record polar temperatures, the southern hemisphere is experiencing the opposite extreme as heat records are being set in Australia after the hottest year ever.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Ohio subdivision for WWII black vets gets listing

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio subdivision built for and marketed exclusively to returning black veterans of World War II has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Cargo ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately launched supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Thursday following a series of delays ranging from the cold to the sun.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Ohio livestock prices

The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Wednesday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014

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Bullock sweeps People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, taking home four trophies as the evening's top winner.

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Obama ponders limiting NSA access to phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government's surveillance programs.

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Christie faces political fallout over traffic jam

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a news conference for Thursday, one day after emails and text messages revealed his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution.

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Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.

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