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Iraqi forces retake most of strategic oil town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State group recaptured most of the town of Beiji, home to the country's largest oil refinery, state television and a provincial governor said Tuesday.

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Snow buries parts of Rockies, Upper Midwest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Residents across the Rockies and Upper Midwest dug out from under a foot or more of snow on Tuesday, after waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the icy weather later this week thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend.

A look at the storm and its effects:

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Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

NEW YORK (AP) — Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out.

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Final countdown nears for 1st comet landing

 

BERLIN (AP) — The final countdown is approaching for one of the most audacious space adventures ever — the European Space Agency's attempt to land a robot on a comet.

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NY doctor to be released after Ebola recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital on Tuesday, health officials said.

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World stocks perked by another record US close

TOKYO (AP) — World stocks turned higher on Tuesday, with Tokyo closing at a seven-year high, as investor sentiment got a boost from another record close on Wall Street. U.S. markets were expected to keep marching higher.

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Arctic blast descends on Rockies, Upper Midwest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — After the snow comes the cold.

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Iraq military: Troops take center of refinery town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State group recaptured the heart of the town of Beiji, home to the country's largest oil refinery, state television and a military official said Tuesday.

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