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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Air Force. The "Big Sticks," as some call the 60-foot-tall Minuteman 3 missiles, are just plain old.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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NYPD: Mom of baby abandoned in subway in custody

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman suspected of abandoning her baby girl at a Manhattan subway station was in police custody on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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Red Bull spills onto I-95 in Fla. truck crash

 

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) — Call it a different kind of energy jolt. Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers collided.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Monday evening near Rockledge.

Troopers say the truck hauling more than 30,000 pounds of Red Bull was heading north when the driver tried to move over to the center lane because another truck was disabled on the shoulder of the road. When the driver swerved back into the outside lane, his truck sideswiped the parked vehicle. The trailer on the first truck ripped open and the energy drink spilled onto the road.

The driver of the truck was ticketed for failure to maintain a single lane. No injuries were reported.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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