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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several related media outlets have filed a lawsuit against the California Senate seeking the legislative calendars and appointment books of two suspended members.The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court. ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell who could not read or write English was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.Oscar Hernandez was ordered Thursday to pay $241,000 in ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.The ruling filed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson rejected the clai ...more

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court.The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she e ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.He ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.The stock market had its worst one-day drop since February, driven down by a confluence of worries, from weak company earnings to the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reser ...more

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By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday extended the deadline for the third time for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a move quickly criticized by the oil ind ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.Officials said Thursday that Medicare's average monthly drug premium will rise next year to $32.The modest increase of $1 ...more