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House to vote on final farm bill, food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation's farmers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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APNewsBreak: More implicated in nuke cheat probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cheating scandal inside the Air Force's nuclear missile corps is expanding, with the number of service members implicated by investigators now roughly double the 34 reported just a week ago, officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Fed is expected to further trim bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to further reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy even though that prospect has unsettled global financial markets.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Group aims to improve food at Pa. corner stores

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From the outside, Carmen Medina's convenience store appears to be an oasis in the food desert of gritty north Philadelphia, from its bright yellow-and-white striped awnings to the fake palm tree sculptures on the sidewalk.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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National Guard aims to reach stranded school buses

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the National Guard is sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's winter weather-snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Gassy German cows blamed for barn explosion

BERLIN (AP) — A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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'Long-term unemployment' _ one mom's story

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Down the road from an emergency food pantry where a small crowd waits for the chance to gather free groceries, there is a church sign that reads: "If you need help, ask God. If you don't, thank God."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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