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No bond for millionaire Durst on New Orleans weapons charges

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate on Monday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to others.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Tax refund advances appeal to more cash-strapped Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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FACT CHECK: Higher taxes to balance GOP budgets

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

BEIRUT (AP) — For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their bloodiest defeat in Syria since the air campaign began in September.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Justices hear free speech dispute over license plates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing a free-speech challenge to Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2015

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