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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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Obama focuses on a tough year's ups, not its downs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the fifth year of his presidency been its worst? President Barack Obama laughs off such questions even as he acknowledges many months of frustrating ups and down.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013

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Judge orders hospital to keep girl on support

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a California hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013

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Arab League rejects US proposal in Mideast deal

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League says it rejects a continued Israeli troop presence on the eastern border of a future state of Palestine, a proposal Palestinians say was floated by the U.S. earlier this month.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013

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NASA astronauts begin urgent spacewalking repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts sailed through the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks Saturday to revive a crippled cooling line at the International Space Station.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013

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