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Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden.

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Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages

 

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Q&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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