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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014

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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014

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Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014

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Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014

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Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Hours later, Pakistani jets killed 22 militants in a troubled northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014

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Woman with gun arrested outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014

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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014

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Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014

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