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Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weak and bleeding, a Union Army officer who stood fast commanding his artillery battery and was killed as thousands of Confederate forces advanced on his troops received an honor Thursday from President Barack Obama that was more than 150 years in the making: the Medal of Honor.

It is the nation's highest military honor for battlefield valor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014

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Half of all stars may lie outside galaxies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The universe may be full of reclusive stars — not washed-up Hollywood stars, but the kind lurking deep in the cosmos.

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Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani.

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Get ready for crowded airports this Thanksgiving

DALLAS (AP) — If you're flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect airports to be even more crowded this year.

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Used-car GPS helps police find abducted woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman snatched off the streets of Philadelphia was rescued with the help of a GPS tracking device that had been installed on the suspect's vehicle by the used-car dealership that sold it to him.

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NYC prosecutor eyed for US attorney general

 

NEW YORK (AP) — She's an under-the-radar contender to become the first black woman to head the Justice Department.

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Man sought in Wash. killing arrested in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Washington state and accused of posting pictures of her body online and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him walked up to an Oregon officer Wednesday night and surrendered, police said.

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Woman abducted on Philadelphia street found safe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman seen on surveillance video putting up a fight while being abducted off a Philadelphia street was found safe outside Baltimore on Wednesday, and the man who snatched her was arrested, police said.

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