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High court weighs Mich. ban on affirmative action

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, affirmative action opponents persuaded the state's voters to outlaw any consideration of race.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013

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DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013

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How to blunt effect of higher heating bills

NEW YORK (AP) — After two years of flat or lower fuel prices, many residents will pay sharply more to heat their homes this winter, according to government forecasts out this week. There are a number of ways residents can blunt the expected rise in heating bills — beyond putting on a turtleneck.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013

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US nuclear force faces a cascade of missteps

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was bad attitudes among young officers in nuclear missile launch centers. Now it's alleged bad behavior by two of the nuclear arsenal's top commanders.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013

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Groups criticize NC officer arrest in man's death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hours after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, the department made a rare move: It charged the officer with voluntary manslaughter.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013

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Peru bus plunge kills 51, including 14 children

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A makeshift bus carrying 51 Quechua Indians back from a party in southeastern Peru plunged off a cliff into a river, killing everyone on board, including 14 children.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013

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Xerox says access restored for food stamp users

Food stamp recipients should be able to use their debit-style cards in grocery stores on Sunday, now that vendor Xerox Corp. has restored service after a system outage that affected people across 17 states.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013

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W.Va. sightseeing train, truck collide; 1 killed

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A log truck driver killed in a collision with a train carrying 63 sightseers and four crewmembers on a fall foliage trek amid West Virginia's mountains apparently ran through crossing signals, authorities said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013

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