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Syrian refugees panic over UN food aid suspension

AL-FAOUR, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugees in Lebanon panicked Tuesday over news that the United Nations suspended food aid to 1.7 million refugees due to lack of funds — a decision officials said threatens to starve thousands of families and add pressure on the already strained countries hosting them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It's gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Ashton Carter is Obama's likely Pentagon pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is likely to be President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, according to administration officials, putting him in line to take over a sprawling department that has had an uneasy relationship with the White House.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Automakers to jointly probe Takata air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers that sell cars equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp. are teaming up to investigate why the bag's inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities detained a suspected wife and young son of the Islamic State group's leader, and were questioning the woman and conducting DNA tests on the boy, two senior Lebanese officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Judge suspends Florida city's homeless feeding ban

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has suspended enforcement of a South Florida city's law that restricts the public feeding of homeless people for 30 days and ordered mediation on the issue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Obama: Wants to avoid 'militarized' police culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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Texas fails to approve new textbooks amid worries they exaggerate Moses' influence on US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education couldn't muster the votes late Tuesday to grant preliminary approval for new history and social studies textbooks for classrooms across the nation's second-largest state, failing to act amid stinging criticism of the proposed books from both the right and left.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014

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