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Wed Jul 30, 2014 - 2:48 PM
BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket. Meanwhile in Libya's second city, Benghazi, at least 75 bodies, mostly soldiers, were found after two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and allied militiamen overran an army base. The past two weeks of fighting have been the worst since the civil war that o ... Full Story

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 - 2:31 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is holding off a challenge from Republican Scott Brown, according to a poll released on Wednesday, although the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts is gaining ground. Shaheen has the support of some 50 percent of registered voters, with 42 percent favoring Brown, who stunned Massachusetts Democrats in 2010 when he won a U.S. Senate seat that had been held by liberal Edward M. Kennedy for a half-century, accor ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
columbia, mo ap span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_6republican repspan span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_0todd akinspans comments about rape are evidence of his extremism on several issues, democratic sen span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_1claire mccaskillspan said friday at the first debate between the span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_2missouri senate candidatesspan akin painted his opponent as a bigspender who votes 90 percent of the time with span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_ ... Full Story

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 - 11:56 AM
Some test takers experienced slowness or difficulty in returning completed exams Tuesday to company servers using ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. software, vice president of marketing Kenneth Knotts said.By Wednesday morning, applicants were uploading the exams without delays, the company said on its website.Knotts said the processing problems did not affect the exam takers' answer content, and that all the state bars that had not yet received all exams had extended their deadlines because of the is ... Full Story

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 9:52 PM
Lawyers Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher say in the filing that their relationship with client Michael Egan "has broken down completely and cannot be repaired" and that Egan has a new attorney but will not let them leave the case. Egan, 31, in April filed a civil lawsuit against Singer weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past" accusing the 48-year-old filmmaker of raping him as a minor, a claim Singer denies. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, ... Full Story

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 8:55 PM
The San Antonio Express-News, citing unnamed sources, said Raiders owner Mark Davis and two others with the team met with key people in the Texas city, including former mayor Julian Castro and city manager Sheryl Sculley.The Raiders would play in the Alamodome, which opened in 1993 and seats 65,000 for American football.Also reportedly in the talks was former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, who was San Antonio's mayor from 1981-1989 and led the push to construct ... Full Story

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 - 6:50 AM
NEW YORK (AP) â?? What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!As in "us." Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy."Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies," said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who studies consumer behavior. "It's magical capturing moments we share with other people."In contrast to one-person selfies, usies are "more about the relationsh ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal. "The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ... Full Story

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 - 11:51 AM
The The plan "was to identify suspected drug dealers and use extortionate means or threats to get their money and profits," U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger said.The scheme ran from 2006 to 2012, when Officer Jeffrey Walker was arrested. He has since pleaded guilty and cooperated in the two-year probe. Walker and a colleague "stole and distributed a multi-kilo quantity of cocaine, like everyday drug dealers do," Memeger said.The officers arrested early Wednesday were Thomas Liciard ... Full Story

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