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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015

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Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015

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Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015

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Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015

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Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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News guide: What to know about legal marijuana in US capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pot is legal in the District of Columbia. Here's what sets the city apart from states that have legalized:

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what's in food

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Life-saving train design is rarely used

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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