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COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say a police officer shot a man who was using a large, "medieval"-style sword to swipe at traffic.The Covington News reports that police Capt. Craid Treadwell says officers got calls Wednesday about a ma ...more

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and co ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he is "alarmed" to hear that rockets found placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.A statement by the spokesman f ...more

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JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was " ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's ap ...more

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.The Democrat is running against Republican ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and furth ...more

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.The request was filed Wednesday by a coalition ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to mor ...more

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.The one-time and possible future presidential candidate ...more