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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.Authorities sa ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the boo ...more

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PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Supreme Court voted Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move likely to rally popular support in a nation where the politically powerful rarely face justice for misdeeds. ...more

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of p ...more

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By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Nevada's newly minted Republican attorney general has joined a multi-state lawsuit seeking to block President Barack Obama's order easing the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, withou ...more

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By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.The company said Thompson, who has been CEO for two-and-a-half years, will be replaced by S ...more

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By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service adopted a rule on Wednesday that requires managers of the nation’s nearly 200 forests and grasslands to formally designate where snowmobiles can be operated on the 193 milli ...more

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain's fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.The Las Vegas Sun reports ( ...more

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LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said WednesdayLongview Police Chief Don Dingler and spokes ...more