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July 22, 2014

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Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.

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Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:06 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.

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At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:07 pm

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

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Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement
Posted: July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

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Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:07 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.

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Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:07 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:07 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

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Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:07 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:06 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

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