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  • Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi

    By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Ayman Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket. Meanwhile in Libya's second…

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  • Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

    By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday. The armed…

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

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  • Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC: Dutch

    By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands or Malaysia is likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Dutch said on Wednesday. Cases are only referred to the world's permanent war…

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  • What do 'social inclusion' rankings tell us about the child migrant crisis?

    For the third year, America's Quarterly has ranked Latin American countries and the United States based on social inclusion, sifting through multiple variables like access to education, housing, and employment, as well as basic political, civil, and human rights. Violence in Guatemala, El…

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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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  • Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis remaining in those areas to take up arms against the insurgents.

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  • Warren Buffett Reveals How $40 Becomes Millions

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  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.

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  • Islamist leader backs fight to take Libya airport

    CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Libya says an attack by militias on the capital's airport is a "legitimate" response to an offensive by a renegade general against Islamists.

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  • AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

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  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors.

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  • Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening…

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  • Israeli strike kills 15 Palestinians near Gaza market: health official

    Israeli strikes near a market in the eastern Gaza Strip killed 15 Palestinians on Wednesday, the local health ministry said. Residents said that Israeli shelling and two missiles from the air hit the area in Shejaia, on the fringes of the city of Gaza. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the Gaza…

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  • Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting. …

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  • Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said.

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  • Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 reported off Papua New Guinea: USGS

    (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the earthquake's epicenter was 133 kilometers south west of Arawa and 10 kilometers deep. (Editing by Toby Chopra)

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  • Rosol beats Haider-Maurer in Kitzbuehel

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Lukas Rosol advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Wednesday.

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  • Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials…

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  • Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials…

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    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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