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EU leaders discuss more and faster action on Med migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders could double their spending on saving lives in the Mediterranean and use military resources to capture and destroy vessels that they suspect will be used for trafficking, according to a draft agreement prepared for an emergency summit Thursday called after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Obama's trade agenda set to face House Democrats' objections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope a Senate committee's endorsement will help overcome partisan divides in the House.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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At Everglades, Obama to warn of damage from climate neglect

 

MIAMI (AP) — With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama was using a visit to Florida's Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation's environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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After 4 decades as fugitive, ailing man turns himself in

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn't.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Emotions over Obama's trade agenda roil Senate, delay action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Scottish collie behind wheel of runaway vehicle causes scare

LONDON (AP) — Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick: applying the brakes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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