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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican's rescue, powering his re-election bid and trying to keep alive his presidential prospects.

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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was reportedly arrested Wednesday for alleged domestic violence.

The news comes after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced of him hitting his wife and Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child injury charges.

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