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Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an agricultural college in the dead of night, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms, the school's provost said — the latest violence in northeastern Nigeria's ongoing Islamic uprising.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013

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Justice Dept sues North Carolina over voter law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday sued North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over a tough new voting law that shortens early voting and imposes other restrictions that heavily impact minority voters.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013

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Chemical weapons inspectors outline Syria plan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Inspectors who will oversee Syria's destruction of its chemical weapons said Sunday their first priority is to help the country scrap its ability to manufacture such arms by a Nov. 1 deadline — using every means possible.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013

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House OKs bill aimed at improving drug safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved bipartisan legislation Saturday aimed at improving the safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies that mix customized pharmaceuticals.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013

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Ex-soldier pleads not guilty in DEA killing plot

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. solder nicknamed Rambo pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges he plotted with phony Colombian drug traffickers to kill a federal agent for $800,000.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013

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Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013

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Kenyan official: Troops caused mall collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's military caused the collapse of three floors of the Westgate Mall in the deadly terrorist siege, a top-ranking official disclosed Friday, while the government urged patience with the pace of an investigation that has left key questions unanswered.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 September 2013

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Historic phone call, then optimism for US, Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iranian president, his visit to the U.S. nearing its end, makes contact with the White House. As his car inches through New York's snarled traffic, he hears Barack Obama's voice on the phone as the U.S. president sits at his desk in the Oval Office.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 September 2013

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