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November 23, 2014

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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Sunday 11/23/2014
A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 7:01 am

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado.

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 4:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.

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AP NewsAlert
Posted: November 23, 2014

WASHINTON, D.C. (AP) — Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, has died.

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Saturday 11/22/2014
Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas course
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 8:01 pm

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.

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Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 8:01 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

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Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 12:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

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Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 12:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

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