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Gypsies' plight emphasized on Roma Holocaust Day

Europe's top human right official drew attention to the abuses and discrimination faced by the Roma minority as Europe commemorated the tens of thousands of Gypsies killed during World War II. Read more »

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Obama rule for power plants to compel steeper emissions cuts

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the... Read more »

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Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts

The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader's successor, indicating widening rifts within the militant... Read more »

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Bush, other GOP hopefuls address Koch brothers gathering

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. Read more »

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Joe Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden... Read more »

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Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive

Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press... Read more »

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2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, authorities said, amid a... Read more »

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Canada PM triggers election with vote in October

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in... Read more »

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5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood

Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of... Read more »

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US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political... Read more »

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Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both... Read more »

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Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this... Read more »

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Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal... Read more »

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Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Read more »

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Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are... Read more »

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Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

In what's become a birthday tradition, the president started celebrating on Saturday by taking a trio of friends from his Hawaii childhood for a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base. Read more »

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Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion

Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't... Read more »

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Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming... Read more »

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CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Read more »

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Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. Read more »

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New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of... Read more »

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UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. Read more »

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Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139 million between 2007-14

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal... Read more »

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Data: nearly 5 dozen give a third of all 2016 campaign cash

It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters... Read more »

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Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal... Read more »

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