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States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacre

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and educators, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi voters elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results released to The Associated Press on Sunday, a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country's history.

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Who's too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier

CHICAGO (AP) — Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments.

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Obama to use visits to explain how US will fight extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to ease public jitters ahead of the holidays, President Barack Obama will use visits to the Pentagon and the National Counterterrorism Center this week to try to explain his strategy for stopping the Islamic State group abroad and its sympathizers at home.

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725,000 people evacuated as typhoon slams into Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 725,000 people fled their homes and communities braced for heavy rain and coastal floods of up to 4 meters (13 feet) as Typhoon Melor slammed Monday into the eastern Philippines, officials said. Classes, flights and ferry trips were suspended.

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Global stocks drift as oil price sinks again and Fed looms

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Monday as oil prices fell further and investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's expected decision this week to raise interest rates for the first time in around 9 ½ years.

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5 months after Chattanooga, feds quiet on any terror links

It took about two days for the FBI to announce it was investigating the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino, California, as an act of terror.

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Crunch time again for health law; Tuesday sign-up deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising premiums and shaken faith among insurers have cast a cloud over sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law, and now it's crunch time again.

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