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Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate began debate Tuesday on a bill that supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to use as a vehicle to authorize immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Parachutists: We spent 4 hours atop trade center

NEW YORK (AP) — Three skydivers spent about four hours atop the World Trade Center's signature skyscraper before parachuting off it, they said Tuesday in detailing a stunt that raised questions about security and left them facing felony charges.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Slowing Chinese economy likely to pinch US, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — After watching China narrow the U.S. lead as the world's largest economy, Americans might be tempted to cheer signs that the Chinese economy might be stumbling.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Fed report: Warming disrupting Americans' lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again — this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Nigerian girl describes kidnap, 276 still missing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The girls in the school dorm could hear the sound of gunshots from a nearby town. So when armed men in uniforms burst in and promised to rescue them, at first they were relieved.

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Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

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34 reported dead, mostly insurgents, in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Thirty pro-Russia insurgents and four government troops have been killed during operations to expunge anti-government forces around a key eastern city, Ukraine's interior minister reported Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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