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Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama's immigration policy and many Democrats are displeased because it weakens the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulation of risky financial instruments.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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UN expert calls for prosecution over US torture

GENEVA (AP) — Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Hundreds march as California protests continue

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets Tuesday night as protests continued in Northern California.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Kevyn Orr: Detroit's financial emergency over

DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr has agreed to step down as Detroit's emergency manager, saying in a letter released Tuesday that the city will no longer be in a financial emergency once it exits bankruptcy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, report says

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogations Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that the harsh questioning saved American lives.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest at three different reserves, organizers say.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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