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US stocks climb as energy bounces back from big loss

 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday, led by big gains for energy companies. The broader market as well as prices for crude oil and natural gas are both recovering from steep plunges the day before. Telecom stocks also rose after Verizon reported strong fourth-quarter results.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

 

BEIJING (AP) — The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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UN: South Sudan troops held women as sex slaves

 

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A U.N. report says South Sudanese government troops held women as sex slaves while attacking scores of civilians just outside U.N. bases.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Pass the dogfish nuggets? Seafood industry rebrands 'trash'

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Call them fish sticks for millennials. At any rate, Dana Bartholomew is banking on college students warming up to "Sharck Bites."

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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What We Know: Key takeaways on 'potentially crippling' storm

 

As people across the eastern United States prepare for this weekend's winter storm, here's what we know:

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural Alabama

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Governor's emails show debate over blame for Flint water

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder's top aide told him the "real responsibility" for the city's water issues rested with local government officials, emails show.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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