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Officials: Obama likely to OK phone record changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he'll leave many of the specific adjustments for Congress to sort out, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the White House intelligence review.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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Okla. gay marriage ban struck down; ruling on hold

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the second time in a month, a federal judge has set aside a deeply conservative state's limits on same-sex marriage, this time in Oklahoma.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals court's decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news and other online content.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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Contrite Christie pushes 2nd term plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — His critics call him a bully, but New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie is offering hugs and more apologies to help protect his second-term priorities as a traffic scandal threatens to derail his political future.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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At least 2 kids hurt in New Mexico school shooting

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, injuring at least two students before being taken into custody.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Retired cop in theater shooting held without bond

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ordered that a 71-year-old retired police officer be held without bond on a charge that he shot a man dead in a Florida movie theater.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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200 fleeing S. Sudan violence die after boat sinks

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Bourbon truly American, despite foreign ties

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky bourbon remains authentically American, whiskey insiders maintain — even when some of its distillers answer to foreign companies.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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