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Appeals court upholds gay marriage bans

A federal appeals court bucked a recent trend of pro-gay marriage decisions by upholding bans in four states.

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Berlin plans ‘people’s party’ to mark 25 years since fall of Wall

The German capital will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a huge street party.

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Unemployment drops, wages, productivity up

Claims have been below the 300,000 threshold for eight straight weeks, suggesting employment growth is gaining momentum.

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon trying out taxi deliveries

The Internet retailer is exploring alternative delivery methods to speed up shipments.

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U.S.-led air strikes hit al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition to fight Islamic State targeted the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in northwest Syria.

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Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Obama seeks $6.2B to fight Ebola

Congress will be asked to approve $6.2 billion in new funds to combat Ebola in West Africa and the U.S.

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Private sector adds 230K jobs

The U.S. economy has produced more than 200,000 private-sector jobs for a record seven straight months.

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Americans are still texting and driving

More than a quarter of texting drivers believe they "can easily do several things at once, even while driving."

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Former ‘American Idol’ Aiken loses bid for Congress

The former "Idol" runner-up was up against incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in the state's 2nd District.

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Voters give nod to legal pot in Oregon, Alaska, D.C.

The key victories could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

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Tough road ahead for Obama after Republicans seize Senate

Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to seize control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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Republicans expect gains, many races remain tight

The midterm elections could serve as a public referendum on President Barack Obama's job performance.

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Ford issues 5 recalls covering 202K vehicles

Ford is recalling several models to fix gas leaks, air bag sensors, stalling, and other issues.

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U.S. home prices cooling

Home prices are rising at an ever-slowing pace.

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Americans back quarantine for returning Ebola workers

Nearly 75 percent believe medics returning to the U.S. after treating people with Ebola should be quarantined.

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World Trade Center, tallest building in U.S., open for business

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is back in business today.

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Republicans poised to ride Obama’s unpopularity

Republicans could win control of the U.S. Senate in midterm elections heavily influenced by deep voter dissatisfaction.

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Oregon ‘right to die’ advocate ends her life

A 29-year-old woman suffering from brain cancer who became an advocate for doctor-assisted suicide has died.

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Student debt burden falling more on top earners

Student loan balances have quadrupled since 2004, prompting fears the borrowing could crimp consumer spending,

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Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings

Alabama head coach Nick Saban seems frustrated during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.

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Sherman, Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference

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With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seahawks' Richard Sherman & Doug Baldwin took some digs at the NFL on Tuesday

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Red Sox finalize agreement with Sandoval

Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval smilies as he and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington pose with a team jersey as Sandoval is introduced to the media at Fenway Park Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Boston.

The Red Sox have finalized their five-year contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings

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Cal coach praises Pac-12 for admitting mistakes

California head coach Sonny Dykes during the second half of an NCAA college football game against California, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.

California coach Sonny Dykes praised the Pac-12 on Tuesday for acknowledging that replay officials erred in overturning two touchdowns

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Canucks acquire Pedan from Islanders for Mallet

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Pedan, a 6-foot-4 Moscow native, has played six games with the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, recording three assists and 51 penalty minutes.