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White House marks 50th anniversary of poverty war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that although progress has been made in reducing poverty, government can still play a positive role in reducing hardship and increasing economic opportunity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Giffords to mark shooting anniversary by skydiving

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reportedly plans to mark three years since she was severely injured in a mass shooting in Tucson by skydiving in Arizona.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Gov't offers new approach to classroom discipline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Madoff-related fraud to cost JPMorgan $2.5 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 15 years, there were signs something was amiss with what federal prosecutors in Manhattan call the "703 account" at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Showdown set on unemployment bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new year looks a lot like the old one in the Senate, with Democrats scratching for votes to pass an agenda they share with President Barack Obama, and Republicans decidedly unenthusiastic about supporting legislation without changes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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South, East brace for polar temps, wind chills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frigid air that snapped decades-old records will make venturing outside dangerous for a second straight day Tuesday, this time spreading to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and keeping many schools and businesses shuttered. Residents driven from their homes by power outages in the Midwest longed to return to their own beds.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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Yellen faces challenges as Fed trims bond buys

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape from the one that dominated Ben Bernanke's tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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Indian political brawling shows rape a voter issue

NEW DELHI (AP) — The 16-year-old reported that she had been gang raped, only to be raped again by the same men the next day and later threatened for going to the police in eastern India. By the time charges were filed more than two months later, she had been set on fire and died from her injuries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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