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Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.

That criminal record will soon be erased.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Northeast residents digging out, moving on from snowstorm

 

Areas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with promises of bipartisanship and cooperation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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