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Flint mayor declares state of emergency over water problems

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's mayor has declared a state of emergency due to problems with the city's watersystem caused by using water from the Flint River, saying the city needs more federal help.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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UN to adopt resolution to disrupt Islamic State funds

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Finance ministers from the 15 Security Council nations will adopt a plan Thursday aimed at disrupting outside revenue that the Islamic State extremist group gets from oil and antiquities sales, ransom payments and other criminal activities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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APNewsbreak: VA to provide robotic legs to paralyzed vets

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again.

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US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day

 

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes.

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Lawmakers to seek details on vetting for those bound for US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, was just hours old when lawmakers, law enforcement and the public started asking the same question: How did U.S. authorities miss the signs that a Pakistani woman asking for a visa because she was engaged to an American had been radicalized?

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Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference.

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Republicans push more than $600B in tax cuts through House

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans whipped more than $600 billion in compromise tax breaks for businesses, investors and families through the House on Thursday, as Congress tried capping 2015 with a flurry of accomplishments before the partisan collisions certain to dominate the coming election year.

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Fed rate rise welcomed in stock markets around the world

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets surged Thursday as the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade ended a period of uncertainty that had been roiling investors for the past few months. The Fed's signal that rate rises over the coming months will be gradual also helped soothe concerns.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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