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Bighorn sheep draws attention in residential area near Reno

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A new neighbor is again attracting attention in the Reno suburb of Sparks: a bighorn sheep.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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US officials seek end to Cuban restrictions on diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials head to Havana this week with fairly modest goals of cooperation with the Cuban government, seeking an end to restrictions on the U.S. Interests Section there so that an embassy — and symbol of the two countries' new relationship — can eventually be established.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Fla. boy's circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Wanted teen agrees to return to home state of Kentucky

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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