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Democratic support for $1.1T spending bill wavers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic support for a huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faded Wednesday as liberal lawmakers erupted over a provision that weakens the regulation of risky financial instruments and another that allows more money to flood into political parties.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have been named Time's 2014 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Ex-leader: Poland agreed to CIA site, not torture

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — After years of denials, two former Polish leaders acknowledged Wednesday they had allowed a secret CIA prison to operate on their territory but insisted they never authorized the harsh treatment or torture of its inmates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Congress told US lags other nations on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial drone flights are taking off in other countries while the U.S. lags behind in developing safety regulations that would permit unmanned aircraft operations by a wide array of industries, witnesses told a House panel Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India on Wednesday received the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

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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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