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Obama dedicates memorial honoring wounded veterans

President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a ...

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Davis out of starting lineup for Tigers

Baltimore Orioles’ Delmon Young smiles during practice in preparation for Game 3 of baseball’s American League Division Series in Detroit Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Baltimore leads the series 2-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is out of the starting lineup Sunday for Game 3 of their AL Division Series against Baltimore. Davis has been dealing ...

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Pro-Russian troops takeover Crimean borders, ferry

Unidentified gunmen stand outside entrance to the General Staff Headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pro-Russian soldiers seem to further cement their control over the strategic region, that also houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet, by seizing a ferry terminal in the Ukrainian city of Kerch about 20 kilometers (12 miles) by boat to ...

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Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmental activists and some members of Congress are concerned about two oil pipelines beneath a waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron. The pipes owned by Enbridge Energy Partners cross the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, a popular resort area. They’re part of a line that ...

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Prince Harry, Desmond Tutu, others honor Mandela

Britain’s Prince Harry, left, walks with John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey to attend the Nelson Mandela memorial service at the Abbey in London Monday, March 3, 2014. Mandela the former president of South Africa died in December 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu, and Prime Minister David Cameron have ...

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APNewsBreak: Peters attacks Land on auto bailout

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democratic Rep. Gary Peters planned Monday to put Republican Terri Land on the defensive in their U.S. Senate race by highlighting her 2012 opposition to the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, which is widely credited with saving the U.S. auto industry. Peters and other Democrats were expected to ...

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Energy costs boosted US consumer spending in Jan.

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, pedestrians pass an H&M storefront window advertising discounts up to 75%, in New York. The Commerce Department reports how much consumers spent and earned in January on Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more in January, but the ...

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Why Did Terrorists Attack Volgograd, Russia, Before the Olympics?

Russian firefighters and security personnel inspect the destroyed trolleybus in Volgograd on Dec.r 30, 2013. Terrorist attacks are intended to be public events. We quickly know what happened and where, but unless the terrorists accompany the attack with a claim of responsibility and an explanation, figuring out who did it, why they chose a particular location or target and what ...

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Handicapping the 2014 Oscar Nominations

Joaquin Phoenix plays Theo, a man who falls in love with his computer-operating system in the Spike Jonze film “Her,” set in the Los Angeles of the near future. Tuesday closed the eligibility period for the Academy Awards, and voting is already underway, with the nominations being announced Jan. 16 for the March 2 ceremony, Who’s leading the race and ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding

Monica Nelson By now, everyone has heard of snowboarding – largely thanks to its debut in the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, when the sport took off to an entirely new level. It helped that the U.S. took the silver and gold in halfpipe, so people wanted to see more of those “crazy tricks” and “big air flips.” Ever hear of ...

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