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'Racing Extinction' sounds the alarm for vanishing species

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Discovery Channel's "Racing Extinction" debuts worldwide, the documentary's creators will be looking for more than ratings and critical reaction. It's action they're after.

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Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.

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High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

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China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters

BEIJING (AP) — The addition of China's yuan to the select basket of currencies used as a yardstick by the International Monetary Fund is a sign, experts say, that the yuan may one day become as recognizable as the dollar or euro.

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Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals on the holiday shopping season failed to impress. Investors are focusing on central banks in Europe and the U.S., which are going in different directions on interest rate policy.

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'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!

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Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.

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60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.

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