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A look at the deal between Iran, world powers

On Monday, a deal struck between Iran and six world powers regarding the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program will begin.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 January 2014

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Calif. nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) — The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014

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Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014

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APNewsBreak: Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained Friday by The Associated Press and an analysis of Vatican statistics.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014

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Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's spying apparatus as a whole, saying the intelligence community was not "cavalier about the civil liberties of our fellow citizens."

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014

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W.Va. spill shows vulnerability of water supply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's a nightmare scenario that became all too real in West Virginia: A chemical seeped into the water supply and threatened to sicken hundreds of thousands of people.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

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Cheating alleged in US nuclear missile force

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job for alleged involvement in a cheating ring that officials say was uncovered during a drug probe.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

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Airfares continue to rise, up 12 percent since '09

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of flying continues to climb, with the average domestic roundtrip ticket, including tax, reaching $363.42 last year, up more than $7 from the prior year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

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