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Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war
Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.... 5/23/2015 2:47 PM

After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.... 5/23/2015 1:41 PM

California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.... 5/23/2015 8:15 AM

Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.... 5/23/2015 1:09 PM

Verdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barrage
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage will learn his fate Saturday.... 5/23/2015 1:15 PM

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.... 5/23/2015 7:14 AM

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.... 5/23/2015 7:09 AM

B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- B.B. King kept drawing fans in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.... 5/23/2015 7:12 AM

Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.... 5/23/2015 5:54 AM

NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.... 5/22/2015 9:39 PM



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