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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.</ ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.James Sexton was found guilty of federal charges of conspiracy and obstructi ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.Secreta ...more

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By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ray Rice on Tuesday appealed his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flo ...more

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 1 ...more

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said in a court filing released Tuesday that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing questioned him during a ...more

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.In just a few hours, wind-driven f ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.The league said Monday that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smit ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.One bill makes it illegal for IRS workers to use personal email ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:1. TOP US GENERAL: GROUND TROOPS MAY BE NEEDED IN MIDEASTGen. Martin Dempsey tells Congress that if the current approach fails to d ...more