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Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on ...

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. ...

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's ...

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border crossing, claims fire from Russian side

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border crossing, claims fire from Russian side

MOSCOW - The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight ...


National

Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break.…

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Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.
The White House says Obama will sign…

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International

Ukrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian parliament votes to keep PM Yatsenyuk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s decision to resign.
Yatsenyuk said last week from the dais…

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S. Leone declares health emergency amid Ebola

S. Leone declares health emergency amid Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa .
The announcement from President Ernest…

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Science & Technology

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

TOKYO (AP) — Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from…

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OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) — Think you’re in control? Think again.
OKCupid on Monday became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of…

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Israeli official: Gas attacks continue in Syria

Israeli official: Gas attacks continue in Syria

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s defense chief says Syrian armed forces have continued to use poison gases against civilians.
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (MOH’-shuh YAH’-uh-lohn) was asked at a…

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Dempsey: Military has job despite withdrawal talk

Dempsey: Military has job despite withdrawal talk

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – America’s top military officer said Wednesday the U.S. threat to withdraw all troops out of Afghanistan if no security pact is signed may encourage the…

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Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in…

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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.
Thursday’s move gives the military the ability to substantially widen its 23-day-old Gaza offensive.
More than 1,360…

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Russian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site

Russian investigator hopes to visit jet crash site

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s decision to resign.
Yatsenyuk said last week from the dais…

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Haunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising

Haunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck…

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