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Food service firms admit cheating U.S. military

Updated: 12/09/2014 - Two foreign companies have pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy for overcharging the U.S. military in connection with a contract to provide food and water to troops in Afghanistan.

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Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

Posted: 12/09/2014 - The Supreme Court says warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

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Protected whooping cranes showing up in Kentucky

Updated: 12/09/2014 - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the federally protected whooping crane has been showing up in Kentucky and warns hunters the species is off-limits.

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Military seeks to help male sex assault victims

Updated: 12/08/2014 - A newly released Pentagon survey says nearly 1 percent of the men in the military have experienced some type of unwanted sexual contact, yet men are less likely to report assaults or seek help than women are.

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High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

Posted: 12/08/2014 - The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Marchers at US Capitol protest police killings

Posted: 12/08/2014 - Protesters carrying signs bearing names of black Americans killed by police have marched outside the U.S. Capitol to demand a human rights investigation.

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US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

Updated: 12/08/2014 - The Obama administration is issuing guidelines that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.

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Hagupit batters Philippines; At least 21 dead

Posted: 12/08/2014 - The deadly storm that battered the Philippines for days weakened Monday as it rumbled from one island to another, moving closer to the densely populated capital city.

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Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Posted: 12/07/2014 - Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack are gathering for the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese bombing that launched the United States into World War II.

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Buckeyes' Bennett to wear Karageorge's number

Posted: 12/06/2014 - Ohio State's starting defensive tackle Michael Bennett has changed his number for Saturday night's Big Ten championship game to honor teammate Kosta Karageorge, who was found dead Sunday.

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McConnell: Senate GOP wants to rein in EPA

Updated: 12/06/2014 - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the new Republican-run Senate will try to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency by targeting its budget.

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More US troops that planned to stay Afghanistan

Posted: 12/06/2014 - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned for the first part of 2015.

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Body found at West Texas home was missing mom

Posted: 12/04/2014 - The woman's daughter is in prison for stealing her late father's federal benefits. His body was found in a storage unit in Lexington last January.

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Eric Holder: Cleveland Police engaged in pattern of excessive force

Updated: 12/04/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that "there is reasonable cause to believe that the Cleveland Division of Police engages in a pattern and practice of using excessive force," after Justice Department investigators examined nearly 600 cases of use of force that occurred between 2010 and 2013.

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