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Pew: Student loans often mean more overall debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults who took out loans for college have significantly more overall debt than those who didn't have to borrow for their education, researchers report.

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UN photo archive tells story of Palestinian exodus

RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 1975 photo shows Palestinian refugee Fathiyeh Sattari, her eyes wide with worry, as she presents her malnourished baby boy to a doctor at a clinic run by a U.N. aid agency.

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Fire breaks out at Camp Pendleton base

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fire crews are fighting a brushfire near Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.

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What makes mining in Turkey so dangerous?

 

The mining disaster that killed more than 200 workers in Turkey has underscored the health and safety problems in the country's mining sector.

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Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.

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Bill to renew tax breaks clears hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to renew more than 50 expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals cleared a key hurdle in the Senate Tuesday, giving hope to millions of taxpayers who would otherwise be hit with unwelcome tax increases next spring.

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Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads, bridges

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's roads, bridges and ports are falling apart, and the federal government is running out of money to fix them. So President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling bridge outside New York City to try to pressure Congress into giving the nation's infrastructure an infusion of cash.

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201 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers desperately raced against time to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 201 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history.

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