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US forces move into Iraq with security mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 1 child dies

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old girl, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Giving increases for some sectors, not for others

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy donors are lavishing money on their favored charities, including universities, hospitals and arts institutions, while giving is flat to social service and church groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors, according to the latest comprehensive report on how Americans give away their money.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Police: Priest killed with gun owned by colleague

PHOENIX (AP) — A homeless ex-convict beat a priest with a metal rod in his residence at a Phoenix church then wrestled away a handgun owned by the clergyman before fatally shooting the man's assistant, police said Monday as they announced an arrest in the case.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Iran nuke talks resume amid huge differences

VIENNA (AP) — With their July 20 target date for a nuclear deal only weeks away, Iran and six world powers are meeting to see if stubborn differences can be overcome.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Starbucks clears college degree path for employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college education.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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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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