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Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

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Expedition 42 crew members on the International Space Station, photographed last November. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)
Expedition 42 crew members on the International Space Station, photographed last November. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)
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Astronauts flee US side of space station but no sign of leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant.

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Officials investigate the scene of a prison transport bus crash in Penwell, Texas, Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Odessa American, Mark Sterkel)
Officials investigate the scene of a prison transport bus crash in Penwell, Texas, Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Odessa American, Mark Sterkel)
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At least 10 killed when prison bus strikes train in Texas

PENWELL, Texas (AP) -- At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said.

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Jailed Virginia lawmaker Joe Morrissey defeated two opponents Tuesday night and returns to a legislative body whose leaders are discussing how to expel him.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Jailed Virginia lawmaker Joe Morrissey defeated two opponents Tuesday night and returns to a legislative body whose leaders are discussing how to expel him. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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Jailed for underage sex, then re-elected to legislature

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The jailed Virginia lawmaker who won a special election following his sex-scandal conviction has been sworn back into office.

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House Speaker John Boehner walks from the House chamber as lawmakers vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security but curb President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner walks from the House chamber as lawmakers vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security but curb President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an assault on one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities, House Republicans approved measures Wednesday that would overturn his immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.

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The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington.
The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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IRS cuts taxpayer services as filing returns gets harder

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families.

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Customers shop at Nordstrom Rack in Schaumburg, Ill. the day after Christmas.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Customers shop at Nordstrom Rack in Schaumburg, Ill. the day after Christmas. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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Holiday shopping slump: US retail sales fell in December

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. retail sales stumbled last month in a sign consumers remained frugal even as gas prices declined and hiring picked up.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner

CINCINNATI (AP) -- An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink at a country club or shooting him, according to court documents.

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People carry the coffin of slain police officer Ahmed Merabet, a victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack, after a funeral service at the Bobigny Mosque, east of Paris, France
People carry the coffin of slain police officer Ahmed Merabet, a victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack, after a funeral service at the Bobigny Mosque, east of Paris, France (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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Yemen’s al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attack

CAIRO (AP) -- A top leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.

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People queue up to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper at a newsstand in Paris
People queue up to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper at a newsstand in Paris (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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France arrests 54 for defending terror; announces crackdown

PARIS (AP) -- France ordered prosecutors around the country Wednesday to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since the Paris terror attacks.

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