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GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' new CEO and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Obama gets bill giving docs temporary Medicare fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress once again has given doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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Senate report: Torture didn't lead to bin Laden

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the worst rift in years between lawmakers and the CIA.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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The GOP advantage: Geography or gerrymandering?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Census. But was it geography or gerrymandering that gave Republicans an edge in state after state?

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them enroll.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes — as Tokyo had claimed — and ordered it halted.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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