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1 dies in flooding as storms threaten to move up East Coast

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One person died Thursday as heavy flooding submerged cars and closed streets in South Carolina, and the drenching storms were expected to move up the East Coast, a region already swamped by rain.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Official: At least 7 dead, 20 hurt in Oregon shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — At least seven people were killed and 20 injured Thursday in a shooting at a southwestern Oregon community college, State Police Lt. Bill Fugate said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Oregon marijuana shops begin sales to recreational users

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Senators reach deal to reduce prison time for some offenders

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges greater discretion in sentencing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Russia says Islamic State group not the only target in Syria

 

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian jets carried out a second day of airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about whether they were targeting Islamic State and al-Qaida militants or trying to shore up the defenses of President Bashar Assad.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Hurricane Joaquin sweeping across central, eastern Bahamas

 

MIAMI (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Joaquin bore down Thursday on the lightly populated islands of the central and eastern Bahamas and forecasters said it could grow more intense while following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast by the weekend.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Afghan troops push into city of Kunduz, Taliban in retreat

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan government forces pushed overnight into the strategic northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban earlier this week, forcing the insurgents to retreat amid heavy street battles that were still underway Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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