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Mandela putting up 'courageous fight'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops for 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Pa. museum tells blind visitors: Please touch!

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can't enjoy them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, many Democrats, gun control advocates and law enforcement officials say the restrictions must be tightened.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Power up and shop.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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A look at the next steps in Detroit's bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — A judge's decision to allow Detroit to fix its finances in bankruptcy court raises a flurry of questions about what happens next. Here's a look at what's known about the next steps:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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