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Veterinarian detained in East Timor returns to Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport....
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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb....
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AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B
AbbVie Inc. said Thursday it is buying leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, its first major deal since pulling out of the Shire takeover for tax reasons....
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NYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality - and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan - to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital....
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Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon....
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More mutilated animals found in California's capital city
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More mutilated animals were found Wednesday in California's capital city, the third discovery in as many days....
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Passengers use emergency slides after landing in Denver
DENVER (AP) -- Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday....
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Obama, Carter, Rice pay tribute to Notre Dame's Hesburgh
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years as president, was remembered Wednesday as a world leader in social issues but someone whose main goal was helping people connect with God....
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Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter....
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NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Truck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars
WILSON, N.C. (AP) -- The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist....
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Bankrupt Caesars unit gets court's OK to use cash, for now
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that a bankrupt division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tap some of the $847 million in cash it has on hand for at least five weeks....
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Fire at Oregon mobile home kills 3
BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon....
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State pulls teens from rural Nevada juvenile camp after riot
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The state of Nevada has removed all youths in its custody from a rural juvenile rehabilitation center where a riot erupted over the weekend - the fourth uprising there in four months, a state official said Wednesday....
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