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Letterman's departure will reshape late-night

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014

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Big donors may give even more under court's ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Senators to vote to release terror report summary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee's expected vote to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive accounts about the government's actions after the 9/11 attacks.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 on Thursday with the release of two more victim names.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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UN: Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon on Thursday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own, the U.N. refugee agency said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know?

BANGKOK (AP) — At the time — the evening of March 24 — it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he promoted his overhaul of the nation's health insurance industry, predicting Americans would see "competition in ways we haven't seen before." Companies were even started as a way to encourage innovation and competition, namely 23 consumer-run, co-op insurers created with the help of $2 billion in federal loans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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