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Afghans flock to polls to vote for new leader

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. The turnout was so high that some polling centers ran out of ballots.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Army may never learn motive of Fort Hood rampage

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Despite evidence that suggests Spc. Ivan Lopez had an argument before going on a shooting rampage, investigators said they may never determine what compelled the Fort Hood soldier to kill three soldiers and wound 16 others before taking his own life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Malaysia says it 'will not stop looking' for jet

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up trying to find the missing jetliner and announced details of a multinational investigation team to try to solve the aviation mystery, as the search for the plane entered its fifth week.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Afghans see hope in chance to choose new leader

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Afghan women shrouded in black emerged from a campaign rally carrying bundles of sticks with pieces of torn posters still attached. The women weren't intending to knit back together what pictures remained of the presidential hopeful. They simply needed firewood to heat their home.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014

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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

EDITOR'S NOTE _ The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscored a troubling development: Heroin, long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, has spread across the country. Second of a three-part series.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014

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