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WASHINGTON (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against unlimited spending in American political campaigns. He argued that voters were being shut out of a secretive, unaccountable system.Now, as Obama enthusiastically raises money for ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over ...more

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DENVER (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key bu ...more

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DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs hav ...more

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council.He had just three minutes, so he got right to the point: Eleven days earlier ...more

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WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.The next day, a church member used his own welding torch to put i ...more

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OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by A ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.Regulators have completed an investigation of Qualcomm, the China D ...more

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ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs ...more

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Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 25, 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan's King Hussein (hoo-SAYN') signed a declaration at ...more