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By David Rohde WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the Ame ...more

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.The Oakland City Council earlier this week unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing bullhooks. The inst ...more

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window.Hamden police arrested 25-year-old Katelynn Ruff and 30-year-old Christopher Demange after the girl fell out of t ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.About half the people who call the IRS for assistance this filing season won't ...more

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By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne CHICAGO (Reuters) - Despite a disappointing Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. holiday sales may squeak by expectations if steeper and longer-running discounts lure enough shoppers. An uptick in last-minute ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while be ...more

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It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and thei ...more

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By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders, and Colorado vowed to defe ...more

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By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A man whose 15-year-old daughter, an unlicensed driver, crashed his SUV in an accident in Pennsylvania that killed three people denies having given her permission to drive the vehicle, his attorney s ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera advocates.The Supreme Court justices ruled ...more