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Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows....
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Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite....
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Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases....
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Transfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county....
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Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities....
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State board votes to take over Little Rock School District
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of payments to boost integration....
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McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image....
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Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow....
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First-day frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening....
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Police: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) -- A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said Wednesday...
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Prosecutors oppose 3rd request to move Tsarnaev trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors are opposing a new request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial....
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Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak
A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators....
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Detroit officer won't go on trial 3rd time in girl's death
DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities won't pursue a third trial against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a nighttime raid that was filmed by a reality TV show, a prosecutor said Wednesday....
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Trial opens for 2 accused of desecrating Illinois cemetery
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Two brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery went on trial Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court....
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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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