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Gas-price jump pushes consumer prices up 0.4 pct in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than two years, reflecting the biggest one-month jump in gas prices in nearly six years. But outside of energy, price pressures remained modest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015

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APNewsBreak: US to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015

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Bipartisan rescue bid for Obama's trade agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's trade agenda appears to be back on track after an extraordinary bipartisan rescue operation mounted in the week since it was derailed in the House by rebellious Democrats backed by organized labor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015

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Muslims worldwide to mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday

 

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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World changed forever 200 years ago at Battle of Waterloo

WATERLOO, Belgium (AP) — To the victor go the spoils: So Waterloo became synonymous with Napoleon's demise, even if the worst of the battle never happened there.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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Prosecutor: Worker discussed murder-for-hire with inmates

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility had discussed with them a murder-for-hire plot involving her husband, a district attorney confirmed Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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Psychiatrist called theater shooter's mother with concerns

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he attacked a Colorado movie theater said she did not have enough evidence to have him detained but was so concerned after he confessed his homicidal thoughts that she violated his health care privacy to call his mother.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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AP sources: GOP leaders to brief lawmakers on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republican leaders are ready to update rank-and-file GOP lawmakers about their proposals for responding to a Supreme Court decision that could abruptly halt federal health care subsidies for millions of people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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