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Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army — especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties while confronting stiff resistance from Obama's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Quacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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