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Massive Target breach could have lasting effects

NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits well into the new year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014

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Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014

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Target: Breach affected millions more customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Report: Sexism part of military academies' culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, according to a Pentagon report released Friday, reflecting a culture of disrespect that permeates the schools and their sports teams and fuels reports of sexual harassment and assaults.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Deal reached on tobacco firm corrective statements

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department have reached an agreement on publishing corrective statements that say the companies lied about the dangers of smoking and requires them to disclose smoking's health effects.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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C. African Republic president, PM stepping down

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Michel Djotodia, the rebel leader who seized control of Central African Republic only to see the desperately poor country tumble toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed that left more than 1,000 people dead, agreed to resign Friday along with his prime minister, regional officials announced.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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US withdraws diplomat after India expulsion demand

NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States said Friday it was withdrawing a diplomat from India in hopes it would end a bitter dispute that started with the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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Pork producers call for more humane treatment

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two of the country's biggest meat companies urged producers to change how pregnant sows are housed, and one announced it wanted to stop the practice of killing sick or injured animals by "manual blunt force."

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014

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