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Ukraine officials denied Crimea entry; base taken

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Authorities in Crimea denied entry to Ukraine's defense minister and another official Wednesday when they tried to travel to the peninsula to defuse tensions, a Russian news agency reported, as militiamen stormed the Ukrainian navy's headquarters and took it over.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy

LONDON (AP) — There's London. And then there's the rest of the country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Campaign finance reports hint at parties' goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are trying to convert hard-won gains in statehouses to successes in this November's congressional elections and the 2016 race for the White House, according to a review of their campaign finance reports.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Stolen Colorado hotel cat found safe, scared

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The beloved hotel cat that was snatched over the weekend in Fort Collins has been found safe but scared.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Obama giving Medal of Honor to 24 vets from 3 wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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Seattle station ID's 2 killed in helicopter crash

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle TV station has identified the two people killed in a news helicopter crash near the Space Needle.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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States looking at $0 community college tuition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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