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'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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DeGeneres' selfie crashes Twitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Israeli settlement construction doubles in 2013

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel central bureau of statistics says the number of housing starts in West Bank settlements more than doubled in 2013.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Military pilot dies in fighter jet crash in Nevada

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A day after a fighter jet went down during a training exercise in western Nevada, the Navy said late Sunday that the military pilot had been killed in the crash.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Murder trial of Pistorius to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It could all hinge on the toilet door.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014

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US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the tense atmosphere in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country's Crimean region and to refrain from interfering elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014

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China blames separatists for knife attack; 33 dead

KUNMING, China (AP) — More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China in what state media said Sunday was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. Twenty-nine slash victims and four attackers were killed and 143 people wounded.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014

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Primaries offer 1st major test of voter ID laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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