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China housing slump sparks fears for economy

BEIJING (AP) — Six months ago, China's housing market was so red-hot that Feng Xiaowei, a sales manager at a real estate agency in the eastern city of Hangzhou, rarely took a day off.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even as Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the nation's official flag in 1777, another American banner was making history on Revolutionary War battlefields.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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Oregon shooting suspect called aspiring serviceman

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a fellow freshman in a high school locker room was heavily armed with an assault rifle, handgun and knife that police said Wednesday had been taken from a secured area at his family home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Pay raises go mainly to those in select industries

NEW YORK (AP) — If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Obama: Iraq will need additional US assistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday Iraq will need more help from the United States as it seeks to push back a violent Islamic insurgency that has captured two key cities and is vowing to press toward Bagdad.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Bergdahl writing, posts show frustration, struggle

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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In US, political split outgrows the voting booth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Lawmakers push to approve unified veterans' bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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