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  • Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

    By Patrick Markey and Aziz El Yaakoubi TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting. …

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  • Mali government, northern rebels sign roadmap deal for peace talks

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government and northern Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward an eventual peace deal aimed at ending decades of uprisings in the north. The agreement was signed between the two delegations after a week of talks in the Algerian capital…

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  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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  • Russian court sentences opposition leaders to 4.5 years each in jail

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court sentenced Russian opposition leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozhayev to four and a half years in jail on Thursday on charges of inciting mass riots against President Vladimir Putin. Udaltsov, who has been under house arrest since February 2013, and…

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  • Populist appeal to single women could turn Senate races, Democratic group says

    Look at the most competitive US Senate seats up for grabs in 2014, and you might be surprised that they are, in fact, competitive. Mitt Romney won those states in 2012 – six by double digits.

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  • Nominee Robert McDonald: VA can be fixed with 'urgent action'

    If confirmed, as is widely expected to happen in a Senate vote Wednesday, McDonald, a West Point graduate who later served as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, will be responsible for turning around a department with some 310,000 employees and a $163 billion budget – a budget that has…

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  • Appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies: how it affects you

    Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday on a core part of the Affordable Care Act – whether millions of Americans who are enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, or marketplace, are entitled to subsidies. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in…

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  • Detroit bankruptcy: Pensioners clear plan, creditors erect new hurdle

    Just when it looked as if Detroit would have clear sailing to end the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, a couple of storm clouds popped up on the horizon – in the form of two major bond insurers that don't like the repayment terms Detroit is offering them. The duo – Financial Guaranty…

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  • U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the…

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  • Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said the plane most…

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  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

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  • Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government for involvement in drug trafficking.

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  • As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.

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  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

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  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over to Reuven Rivlin, a…

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • Iran gave Hamas its rocket know-how, official boasts

    Iran provided Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel from Gaza, its parliament speaker said on Thursday. Tehran frequently boasts of the financial and material support it gives to Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad but…

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  • Air Algerie flight seen 'falling' in northern Mali: official

    A missing Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board was seen "falling" in the region of Gossi, in northern Mali, the head of the emergency investigation into the flight said on Thursday. "A witness informed us they had seen the plane falling at 0150 (GMT and local time Thursday)," said General…

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  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 20 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, 15 of them in critical condition,…

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  • Roma edges Lazio by signing defender Astori

    ROME (AP) — Serie A runner-up Roma has edged city rival Lazio in the race to sign defender Davide Astori, adding another signal that it's making a serious title bid this season.

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  • Aussies, England begin Glasgow gold rush early

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — No surprises so far at the Commonwealth Games: Traditional powers Australia and England each won two gold medals early on the first day of competition Thursday.

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  • UN says Iraq jihadists order female genital mutilation, experts doubtful

    The United Nations said on Thursday that jihadists in Iraq have ordered all women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation, but experts quickly cast doubt on the claim. The UN's second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, told reporters in Geneva via…

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  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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