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Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

 

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Residents of a suburban community adjacent to a small, regional airport said they don't give much thought to the jets that fly over their homes daily.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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With exceptions, new policy widens profiling ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration released racial profiling guidelines for federal law enforcement agencies on Monday. The new policy broadens existing decade-old guidance on profiling, but contains significant exceptions that trouble some advocacy groups for minorities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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US prepares for security risks from torture report

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Federal autopsy released in Ferguson shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown's family, documents show.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Protesters block highway, stop train in California

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Policy snags hold up $1.1 trillion spending bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill, including a provision that could lead to pension cuts for more than 1 million retirees and a plan to relax new regulations on some risky financial products.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Guard arrested in death of NYC inmate in hot cell

NEW YORK (AP) — A jail guard accused of skipping her rounds and falsifying a logbook to cover it up was charged Monday in connection with the death of a mentally ill inmate in his stifling 101-degree cell.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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US, NATO end Afghan combat command after 13 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and NATO closed their combat command in Afghanistan on Monday, more than 13 years after invading the country in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to target al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014

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