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Arizona governor's veto aimed at own party's right

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Army removes 588 troops from sensitive jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army removed 588 soldiers from sensitive jobs such as sexual assault counselors and recruiters after finding they had committed infractions such as sexual assault, child abuse and drunken driving, officials said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Iran sanctions dispute hurts vets bill prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospects for an election-year Senate bill aimed at beefing up benefits for America's veterans are caught in the dispute over whether to impose sanctions on Iran.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Russia reportedly sheltering Ukraine's president

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent fighter jets to patrol the border with Ukraine, reportedly gave shelter to the country's fugitive president and stood by as pro-Russian gunmen stormed offices of a strategic region, deepening the crisis for Ukraine's new government even as it was being formed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Mayor Duggan: 'The change in Detroit is real'

DETROIT (AP) — In the nearly two months that Mike Duggan has been Detroit's mayor, he's met with President Barack Obama, public bus riders, city workers and anyone who will listen to his message that the city is changing — this time for the better.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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National drop in obese toddlers, study suggests

ATLANTA (AP) — Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mark Pryor is doing a delicate dance over congressional Democrats' upcoming push to boost the federal minimum wage. The Democrat from Republican-leaning Arkansas says he'll vote against the bill, but on the key roll call may oppose GOP efforts to filibuster it to death.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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