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  • Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists

    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy. It is the party's third congress since formation in…

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  • U.N. finds second black box at Air Algerie crash site in Mali

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week. Initial evidence taken from the remote crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it…

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  • Malaysia, Dutch PMs to discuss access to plane crash site

    By Yantoultra Ngui KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed. Pro-Russian separatists…

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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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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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  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

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  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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  • Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    PARIS (AP) — Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

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  • In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.

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  • Bolt clear of foot injury, ready for Comm Games

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Usain Bolt says his foot injury has healed and he's ready to compete at the Commonwealth Games, while being cautious about not overexerting himself.

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  • Bombing kills 4 Afghan civilians; vote count halts

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed four civilians in the country's south as a recount in the presidential election halted before a major holiday.

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  • Russia, Australia discuss safe access to airliner crash site: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed the need to ensure international recovery experts can work safely at the Malaysian airliner crash site in Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Saturday. At least 27 Australians were on the plane from…

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  • Egypt summons Turkish envoy for second time over Erdogan comments

    Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires on Saturday for the second time in a month to complain about comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. In an interview with broadcaster CNN, Erdogan repeated the phrase…

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  • Cuba marks Revolution Day with call for unity

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is marking the 61st anniversary of the beginning of Fidel and Raul Castro's revolution with a call for unity.

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  • Gaza toll passes 1,000 as truce extension urged

    The death toll in Gaza soared to more than 1,000 Saturday as bodies were pulled from the rubble during a 12-hour truce top diplomats urged Israel and Hamas to extend. The grim discoveries pushed the Palestinian toll in Gaza to more than 1,000 as US Secretary of State John Kerry met counterparts…

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  • Tatiana Maslany addresses Emmy snub at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — If Tatiana Maslany is upset she wasn't nominated for an Emmy for portraying multiple clones on TV's "Orphan Black," she didn't show it at Comic-Con.

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