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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.Whether it's immigration or Internet access, climate change or Cuba, Obama is laying d ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.The ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people will be released from custody, pending trial on criminal charges.Judge Jennifer Boal said the U.S. attorney's office had not "met its burden" in reque ...more

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company's exporting and marketing practices, according to court documents filed Thursday.< ...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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HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.On ...more

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a striking symbol of changed leadership, European Union leaders wrapped up their last summit of the year a day early after agreeing to launch an investment fund and maintain sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. New Europe ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn pledged $20 million on Thursday to keep Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely, eliminating a plan to shut it down Saturday.In a letter dated Thursday, Icahn promised Trump Enterta ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this call was one of a kind."Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," the caller b ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say radical splinter groups within the Taliban movement that are strongly opposed to any negotiation with Afghanistan's new government are gaining prominence.The experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against the Ta ...more