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Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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GPS tracking case has left unsettled questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judges around the country are grappling with the ripple effects of a 2-year-old Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking, reaching conflicting conclusions on the case's meaning and tackling unresolved questions that flare in a world where privacy and technology increasingly collide.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday. Like a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions soar

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia halted natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay some of its multibillion-dollar gas debt and demanding upfront payments for future supplies.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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Boy on Father's Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.

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Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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US embassy in Baghdad to send some personnel out

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Baghdad threatened by the advance of an al-Qaida-inspired insurgency, the State Department is reinforcing security at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq's capital — and sending some personnel out of town.

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Police: 48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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