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More business buzz than Hollywood vibe at China state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dinner is supposed to be a chance to unwind after a tough day at the office, but the extravagant dinner that President Barack Obama put on in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping served up plenty of opportunities to keep the business talk going well into the night.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015

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US aims to cut HIV infections in young women in Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing a $300 million program to drastically reduce HIV infections in girls and young woman in 10 sub-Saharan African nations hard hit by the virus.

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Salmonella: Sentencing for managers who helped convict boss

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — They were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case. Now two ex-managers of a Georgia peanut plant at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak face the prospect of going to prison themselves.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015

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Clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stood on a stage in a Washington, D.C., hotel Friday night and spread her arms triumphantly.

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Tracing China's long, convoluted relationship with the UN

BEIJING (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping is poised to address the U.N. General Assembly for the first time on Monday. Here are some milestones in China's long, convoluted relationship with the world body:

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Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deep inside a complex of huge tanks, drinking water for Iowa's capital city is constantly cleansed of the harmful nitrates that come from the state's famously rich farmland.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Pope decries environmental damage, then visits ground zero

NEW YORK (AP) — In a day of both forceful words and eloquent silence, Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Friday to decry the destruction of the environment through the "selfish and boundless thirst" for profit, then paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 with a prayer service at ground zero.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Multiple factors cause high prescription drug prices in US

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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