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3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Facebook buying virtual-reality company for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Social painting grows popular at bars, art studios

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Fox and Hound pub in downtown Philadelphia boasts all the fixings of a standard sports bar: huge TVs, numerous beers on draft and a menu filled with burgers, wings and nachos.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Toyota case shows it's hard to prosecute execs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that "someone will go to jail if lies are repeatedly told."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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NTSB: Chicago train not speeding before crash

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago commuter train was not speeding when it jumped its tracks and screeched up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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High court seems divided over birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers' religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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Fears rise that more than 8 died in mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include 108 names of people who were reported missing or were unaccounted for, but authorities cautioned the figure would likely decline dramatically.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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What we know, and still don't, on Malaysian plane

A summary of the questions answered, and still pending, about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's Monday announcement:

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014

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