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Report: Syria government has razed neighborhoods

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government used controlled explosives and bulldozers to raze thousands of residential buildings, in some cases entire neighborhoods, in a campaign that appeared designed to punish civilians sympathetic to the opposition or to cause disproportionate harm to them, an international human rights group said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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House leaders to outline immigration principles

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders plan to outline broad immigration principles, including legalization for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally, to the GOP rank and file as they look to revive long-stalled efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between America's rich and poor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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House to vote on final farm bill, food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation's farmers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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APNewsBreak: More implicated in nuke cheat probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cheating scandal inside the Air Force's nuclear missile corps is expanding, with the number of service members implicated by investigators now roughly double the 34 reported just a week ago, officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Fed is expected to further trim bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to further reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy even though that prospect has unsettled global financial markets.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Group aims to improve food at Pa. corner stores

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From the outside, Carmen Medina's convenience store appears to be an oasis in the food desert of gritty north Philadelphia, from its bright yellow-and-white striped awnings to the fake palm tree sculptures on the sidewalk.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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National Guard aims to reach stranded school buses

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the National Guard is sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's winter weather-snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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