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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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Toddlers love selfies: Parenting in an iPhone age

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they aren't ones Koskie has taken.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Obama speech to challenge Congress on minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging lawmakers to help him create greater economic opportunity, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to announce he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to Democrats' hopes for gains in Congress.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Assad future blocks progress in Syria peace talks

 

GENEVA (AP) — The key issue of a transitional government to replace President Bashar Assad blocked any progress Monday in Syrian peace talks, described by one delegate as "a dialogue of the deaf."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Pot at the county fair? Why not?

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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Peru gets more ocean, Chile keeps fishing grounds

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The United Nations' highest court set a maritime boundary between Chile and Peru on Monday that grants Peruvians a bigger piece of the Pacific Ocean while keeping rich coastal fishing grounds in the hands of Chilean industry.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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