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Iran: No inspections of anything, period
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran’s military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage today despite opposition from most Democrats.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

US presses Israel on talks for Mid-East nuke-free zone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel in an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review conference that some fear will end Friday without progress on global disarmament.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Paralyzed man uses thoughts to control robotic arm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

California water cuts move to farmers with century-old rights
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country’s most productive agricultural state.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

31-State deal makes credit report errors easier to fix
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Whites moving back to Detroit, a city that epitomized white flight
DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

F. Scott Fitzgerald home on market
GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written “The Great Gatsby” is up for sale.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bin Laden papers include terrorist application
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his years in hiding, Osama bin Laden urged followers to concentrate on attacking Americans and wrote bittersweet letters to one of his wives and his children, according to documents released today by U.S. intelligence officials.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Market-rigging major banks fined more than $5B
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of global banks will pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the world’s currency market, the first time in more than two decades that major players in the financial industry have admitted to criminal wrongdoing.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring commitment program
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the company has hired in the past two years.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Oregon to test first in nation pay-per mile plan instead of gas tax
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Loans, taxes and regulations all on small business agenda for 2016 election
(AP) — There are no “one size fits all” issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Iraqis abandoned US-supplied equipment in Ramadi
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraqi troops abandoned dozens of U.S military vehicles, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces when they fled Islamic State fighters in Ramadi on Sunday, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rand Paul vows filibuster to block Patriot Act
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul vowed on Monday to “everything possible” to block renewal of the terrorism-era Patriot Act, but the Republican presidential hopeful conceded it may not be enough.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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