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  • Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

    CHICAGO – The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tu ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    NEW YORK – Bruce Jenner's transition is complete."Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July ...
    June 1, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Supreme Court ruling boosts workplace religious protections

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workpla ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Lindsey Graham launches 2016 presidential bid

    CENTRAL, S.C. – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has started his presidential campaign.He launched ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • U.S. construction jumped 2.2 percent in April

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending climbed in April to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by healthy gains in housing, government s ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood i ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Nebraska showing independent streak

    LINCOLN, Neb. – What’s up with Nebraska?The state is among the nation’s most conservative, with Repu ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Ex-Nazis got $20.2M in U.S. benefits

    WASHINGTON – Elfriede Rinkel’s past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn’t keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security ben ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

    DALLAS – Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management offici ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in U.S.

    NEWPORT, R.I. – A bitter struggle for control over the nation’s oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may use more than 1 ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • North Korea attempting to woo tourists

    PYONGYANG, North Korea – If you’re still looking for somewhere exotic to go this summer and don’t mind a vacation that comes with a heavy dose of soci ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash; returning to U.S.

    GENEVA – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • U.S., Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA – A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    TOKYO – A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the ear ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Russia’s Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else

    WASHINGTON – Russia’s Vladimir Putin won’t be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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