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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

December 15th, 2014 9:22 am by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on a specific person's specific cancer.

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Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

December 15th, 2014 9:20 am by Associated Press

Police say that's when the teen pulled out a pistol and shot 42-year-old Officer John Downs in the leg. Four other officers then returned fire, killing the suspect, who police have identified as Xavier McDonald.

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With crime coverage, newspaper 'challenging community'

With crime coverage, newspaper 'challenging community'

December 14th, 2014 6:14 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of the New Pittsburgh Courier, above the same caption: Under Attack By Us!

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In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

December 14th, 2014 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean.

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

December 14th, 2014 5:33 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer.

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Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

December 13th, 2014 11:13 pm by DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night.

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Authorities finish investigation of UT players accused of rape

Authorities finish investigation of UT players accused of rape

December 13th, 2014 6:03 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — The investigation into rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players is complete.

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Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

December 12th, 2014 9:00 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a temporary reprieve.

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11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

December 12th, 2014 7:45 pm by Associated Press

An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.

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Cleveland boy with toy gun was shot once by cop, autopsy finds

Cleveland boy with toy gun was shot once by cop, autopsy finds

December 12th, 2014 6:30 pm by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy who displayed a toy gun, was a homicide caused by a single shot fired by a rookie police officer during a legal intervention, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.

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