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Legal weed sales bring long lines to Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Long lines and blustery winter weather greeted Colorado marijuana shoppers testing the nation's first legal recreational pot shops Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014

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James Avery of 'Fresh Prince' fame dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) — James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014

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US family protects 10 orphans in S. Sudan camp

MALAKAL, South Sudan (AP) — The eyes of the American parents living at a United Nations camp alongside thousands of South Sudanese refugees fill with tears as they describe their options: Remain and risk another rebel assault or fly to safety, leaving behind the 10 orphans who call the couple mom and dad.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014

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Woman crushed to death by Boston drawbridge

BOSTON (AP) — A woman walking across a Boston drawbridge was crushed to death Tuesday after an operator raising the bridge for a boat to pass heard her screams and lowered it, accidentally trapping her between the two plates, investigators said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014

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GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014

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Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from Sydney's iconic opera house and harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world began ushering in a new year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013

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Review: New camera phones notable in 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013

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Confetti and music but no mayor for NYC ball drop

NEW YORK (AP) — When revelers pack Times Square to ring in 2014, they will be greeted with some familiar practices: The annual ball drop, a hefty police presence and live musical performances. But for the first time in a decade, a New York City mayor won't attend the countdown at the crossroads of the world.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013

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