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IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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White House touts energy policies as rules loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Abortion doctors restrictions take root in South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 86.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Michigan zoo sells exotic animal 'doo'

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Deer leaps from Illinois overpass onto minivan

WEST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman is grateful her family is safe after a 200 pound deer leapt from an overpass, landing on their minivan as it traveled along an Illinois interstate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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