• Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo

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    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said...

  • Stocks mixed on uncertainty in Europe

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    U.S. stocks hovered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Monday as investors waded through a mixed bag of corporate and geopolitical news. Traders were encouraged by the latest batch of corporate mergers. Energy stocks rose the most. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones...

  • House bill on border security sidetracked

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have sidetracked legislation to secure the U.S.-Mexican border that is drawing opposition from some conservatives who say it does too little to stem illegal immigration. A spokesman says the decision was made to remove the bill from the weekly...

  • New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee

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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign. Opening the political action committee allows Christie to begin to hire staffers,...

  • Documents: Top-scoring marijuana cultivation applicants

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration had prepared lists of businesses that were to receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses before he left office this month. Quinn did not act on the licenses, leaving...

  • Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak

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    LONDON (AP) — Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet. The American singer known for the megahit "All About That Bass" and the One Direction star got together to write a song called "Someday Maybe." Trainor, 21, told the Associated Press she was...

  • Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors 'colored'

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    LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as far as colored...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

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    Newspaper editorials from around Oregon: The (Eugene) Register-Guard, Jan. 24, on the peculiar case of misdirected UO records Decoding the curious case of the University of Oregon's misdirected records requires the deductive powers of a master sleuth — one with an ear for dogs that...

  • Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid. The idea: Make a small...

  • Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery

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    Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options. —Start with the doctor recommending the traditional surgery, asking what will happen if you don't have the operation and if there are alternative treatments, either...

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