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Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014

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Big storm brings new worries to California

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Small mud flows have begun occurring as a powerful storm drops rain on wildfire-scarred mountain slopes above two Southern California foothill cities.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

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Library releasing documents from Clinton years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton Presidential Library is making available about 5,000 pages of previously unreleased documents involving former President Bill Clinton's administration.

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S&P 500 reaches further into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved solidly higher Friday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index further into record territory, as investors focused on a report of surprisingly strong growth in manufacturing in the Midwest.

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Ukraine says Russian tries to seize airports, base

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia of a "military invasion and occupation" on Friday, saying Russian troops have taken up positions around a coast guard base and two airports on its strategic Crimea peninsula.

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Senate blocks Dems' bill boosting vets' benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran.

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Winter-weary Americans plead: Get me out of here

CHICAGO (AP) — Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she's back in Mexico, where she's already vacationed once this winter.

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