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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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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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Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colo.

DENVER (AP) — A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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Stock futures flat in quiet end-of-year trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets were looking at a quiet start to the last week of 2013, with stock futures little changed with 45 minutes before the opening bell.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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Worker abuse by diplomats a problem, advocates say

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecution of an Indian consular official in New York accused of forcing her maid to toil for little pay highlights a problem advocates say is all too common — workers for foreign governments who bring along the baggage of human trafficking to the U.S.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013

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Conn. files: Gunman's mother loving but bewildered

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from the Newtown shooting investigation help fill out the picture of the gunman's mother as a dedicated and loving, if bewildered, parent who acknowledged her son appeared to be spiraling downward but was not aware to what extent.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2013

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Circle these dates: Health law's key tests in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new year brings the big test of President Barack Obama's beleaguered health care law: Will it work?

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2013

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