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Survey finds young adults consume news in their own way

CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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New sign-up under health care law gets lukewarm reception

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance are getting a second chance to sign up, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Officials: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan into 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops there, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Kurds probe 2 possible Islamic State chemical weapon attacks

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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President: Cyclone devastation forcing Vanuatu to start anew

 

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Vanuatu's president was rushing back to his country on Monday in the wake of what he dubbed a "monster" cyclone whose damage was still unknown beyond the devastation in the South Pacific archipelago's capital city.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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US, Iran press for nuke pact; lesser announcement on table?

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States and Iran are plunging back into negotiations in a bid to end a decades-long standoff that has raised the specter of an Iranian nuclear arsenal, a new atomic arms race in the Middle East and even a U.S. or Israeli military intervention.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Eccentric fugitive says in documentary he 'killed them all'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all."

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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Brazil raises toll of bus accident to 54 dead, 10 injured

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015

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