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Fast-food protests spread overseas

NEW YORK (AP) — Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald's and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Police unions push for medical coverage of PTSD

DENVER (AP) — Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers' compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Turkish mining company denies negligence

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Senior Turkish officials denied allegations of lax government oversight and a Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after at least 284 people died in an underground blaze at a coal mine in western Turkey.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Flare-up keeps San Diego fire situation tenuous

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by calmer winds made progress Thursday against a series of wildfires burning across San Diego County, and authorities collected clues and solicited the public's help to determine what caused so many blazes to occur simultaneously.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Segregation gains ground 60 years after Brown

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

 

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Crews make gains on worst of San Diego fires

 

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds failed to return Thursday morning in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities said it was a window of opportunity to make further gains against flames that have charred thousands of acres and burned homes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Putin: Ukraine must pre-pay for gas from June 1

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine must pay in advance for Russian gas supplies starting next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, raising pressure on the struggling neighbor as Moscow voiced dismay over what it says is Ukraine's reluctance to implement an international peace plan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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