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Sleepless, tense climate negotiators haggle over Paris deal

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Sleep-deprived and increasingly tense, diplomats and climate negotiators outside Paris struggled Thursday to narrow down a 29-page draft of an unprecedented deal to tackle climate change— but countries remained at odds on critical issues a day before the organizers' deadline for an agreement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Ali responds to Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Wednesday criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, calling on Muslims "to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda."

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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New rule: Truck drivers must electronically record hours

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers must electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule aimed at enforcing regulations designed to prevent fatigue.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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US keeps wraps on new commando force for Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commando force that President Barack Obama is dispatching to Iraq to conduct clandestine raids against the Islamic State group does not fit neatly into a picture of the U.S. military strategy for defeating the extremist army.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Possible tax deal would give big wins to both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eleventh-hour drive by the White House and Congress to strike a deal extending dozens of mostly obscure tax cuts could end up delivering major political victories for President Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Chicago mayor apologizes for teen's death, vows reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control over Chicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of his long public career as he struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups at City Hall and calls for his resignation.

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Global stocks slip, oil prices resume decline

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Thursday after consecutive losses on Wall Street, while oil prices dropped further below their lowest level since the global financial crisis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Judge rejects Texas' latest attempt to block Syrian refugees

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge knocked Texas for offering "largely speculative hearsay" about extremists possibly infiltrating Syrian refugees seeking to resettle in the state, rejecting another attempt by Republican leaders to keep out families fleeing the war-torn country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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