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Obama takes executive action to expand existing program -- but is it the right approach?


Sexual assault on student sparks outrage in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt's presidential inauguration — including a mass attack on a 19-year-old student who was stripped in Cairo's Tahrir Square — prompted outrage Monday as a video emerged purportedly showing the teenager, bloodied and naked, surrounded by dozens of men.


Pakistani Taliban vows more violence after attack

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban threatened more violence Monday after a five-hour assault on the nation's busiest airport killed 29 people — including all 10 attackers — raising a new challenge for a U.S. ally trying to end years of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives.


Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer's disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they're at risk.


Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling and requesting them, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday.


Police probe ties between Vegas shooters, Bundy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they are looking into whether the two suspects in the shooting deaths of two officers and a civilian had been at Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch during a standoff earlier this year.


Longest average wait times for VA new patients

Veterans Affairs medical centers have come under criticism for long wait times for care. Here is a list of the facilities with the longest average waits as of May 15 for new patients seeking primary care, specialist care and mental health care, according to audit results released Monday.


Clinton says pair 'dead broke' after White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said in an interview that aired Monday.


Subway strikers, police clash in Sao Paulo, Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed Monday in a central commuter station, with union officials threatening to maintain the work stoppage through the World Cup opening match here this week.


Prosecutor: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities said Monday as the actor recovered in a New Jersey hospital.


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