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Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans aimed Friday to approve a short-term spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.

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Debates rage over color of dress photographed in rare light

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

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Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel.

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Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal.

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News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.

What "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next:

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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

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Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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