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Justices hear challenge to independent electoral map drawers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from Arizona Republicans who want to take away a voter-approved commission's power to draw the state's congressional district boundaries.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

 

CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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Los Angeles police shoot, kill man in fight caught on video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say three officers fired on and killed a man on the city's Skid Row because of a struggle over one of the officers' guns.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

 

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015

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Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the third time in just over a week Sunday to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015

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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

NEW YORK (AP) — The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015

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