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Hopes and fears as health law sign-up season opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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7.1 quake hits Indonesia, causes small tsunami

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Saturday, triggering a small tsunami and some panic but no casualties or major damage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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Federal ban sought for animal testing on cosmetics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress.

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A look at Ebola treatment in the US by numbers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Dr. Martin Salia arrives in Omaha from Sierra Leone, he'll be the 10th person with Ebola to receive treatment in the U.S.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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No signals heard from comet lander Saturday

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency received no signals from the Philae lander Saturday morning during a scheduled effort to establish communication, the mission chief said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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Obamacare 'stupidity'? New energy for repeal push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, feeding into their contentions that the overhaul was approved through a scheme of deception.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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House GOP debates how to handle immigration issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans debated how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration, with GOP leaders anxious to craft a solution that satisfies the demands of their most conservative members without courting a government shutdown.

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Same-sex couples file Supreme Court appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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