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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on an ...more

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DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.The lawsu ...more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state officials say a troubled transgender girl has been located by police several hours after she escaped from a treatment program.The confinement of the teenager attracted national attention this spring when ...more

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TORONTO (AP) — A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.The mayor has been hospitalized since last Wednesday with a tumor in his abdomen. Biopsy results were expecte ...more

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit eff ...more

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By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax ...more

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By Rupam Jain Nair AHMEDABAD India (Reuters) - The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in: Nothing has been left t ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to ad ...more

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By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacua ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security weaknesses that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.The Go ...more