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BEIJING (AP) — Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the h ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent to the full Senate a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would limit political spending.Members of the Democratic-led Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved forward with an ...more

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MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan (AP) — The streets of the one-time militant haven of Miran Shah were all but deserted, with only a few donkeys wandering around and soldiers standing guard in the alleys and roads. The destroyed buildings were testament to the fero ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square.The bill would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check.City Councilm ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell blamed Obama administration policies Thursday for the sudden arrival of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors at the southern border and said the president's emergency spending request amou ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.A hazardous materials response team was in the building ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office.They're wrong, the insurance executive told The Asso ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilitie ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year. ...more