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Rain, ice tapers, cold temps stay for parts of US

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures means parts of the country socked by a wild weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013

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Military pension cuts now unsure; changes likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's top civilian says it's time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he's facing a test of wills with the nation's powerful veterans groups, which want no cut in their benefits.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013

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2nd opinion planned for teen declared brain dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California girl on life support after being declared brain dead was expected to appear with hospital officials in court Monday to announce the name of the independent physician it has chosen to provide a second opinion on the girl's condition.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013

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Brits, Canadians still in SSudan city US evacuated

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top U.N. official in South Sudan says 3,000 foreign nationals remain in a strife-torn city from which American citizens have been successfully evacuated.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013

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To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013

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Last-minute insurance shoppers face down deadline

CHICAGO (AP) — Last-minute health insurance shoppers are calling help lines and attending enrollment events Monday, a key deadline under the nation's new health law.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013

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Widow gets remains of soldier lost in Korean War

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went off to war 63 years ago, leaving behind a wife who never gave up on his return.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013

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3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013

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