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Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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Ariz. woman accused of trying to poison children

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman is accused of trying to poison her four children, including one who died, and of stabbing her former husband, all on Christmas.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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Uganda warns South Sudan rebel leader

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Uganda's president on Monday warned South Sudan's rebel leader against rejecting the government's offer of a cease-fire, saying regional leaders would unite to "defeat" the former vice president who is accused of mounting a failed coup in the world's newest country.

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Body clock may be to blame when tots fight sleep

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Just one more story, please?" ''I need a glass of water." ''Mom, I can't sleep!"

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Teachers find home visits help in the classroom

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In days gone by, a knock on the door by a teacher or school official used to mean a child was in trouble. Not anymore, at least for parents and students at Clay Elementary School.

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Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) — The government's rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says.

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Pot, guns and paparazzi: New laws run gamut in US

 

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news:

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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