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The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran's excellent new film "Tracks," into the deepest reaches of the Australian desert.Surely our desire to disconnect, to feel th ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched into record territory Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve gave investors some clarity by deciding to keep a key interest rate at a record low.KEEPING SCORE: As of 3:19 p.m. Eastern time, the Dow Jone ...more

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona.It's the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and hel ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.During a visit to a neighborhood cafe in Des Moines, Iowa, Biden was asked if ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaskans will receive nearly $1,900 for this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually to residents just for living here.Gov. Sean Parnell announced the amount of the Alaska Permanent Fund D ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court won't reconsider a ruling that upholds a Northern California high school's decision to order students to turn American flag T-shirts inside out.The high school in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill is ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a tight political spot again.And his allies are again rushing to the Republican's rescue.Walker is in a tough re-election race against Democratic Mary Burke. She's the former Trek Bic ...more

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the b ...more

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.Lisa Coleman, 38, w ...more