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Hagel vows to get to bottom of nuke missile ills

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with his brief mention last fall of "troubling lapses" in the nuclear force. Weeks later Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel turned up the heat a notch by paying a rare visit to a nuclear missile base. And on Thursday he dropped his bombshell: a demand for quick answers to what ails this most sensitive of military missions.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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Christie's campaign, NJ GOP face federal subpoenas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican Party have less than two weeks to comply with subpoenas from federal prosecutors investigating allegations of political payback.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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Texas woman's family asks to end life support

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Fort Worth-area family will ask a judge Friday to allow a pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman to be removed from life support, despite hospital opposition.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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FDA says nutrition facts label will get a makeover

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014

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Background check company hit by gov't complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Toyota world's top selling car maker for 2nd year

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Inside story on Snowden to be published next month

NEW YORK (AP) — The race to publish books about Edward Snowden is on.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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