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EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials after plane crash

The EU agreed to impose new sanctions against officials amid mounting anger after a plane was shot down.

Amid sanctions, France to go ahead with sale of warship to Russia

France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia, despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to... Read more »

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Read more »

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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near... Read more »

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families... Read more »

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Plane crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, after delays and haphazard treatment of... Read more »

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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian... Read more »

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UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the downed plane in Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area,... Read more »

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Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

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Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on women, critics allege. Read more »

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Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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Truce elusive as Hamas, Israel stick to positions

The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep... Read more »

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

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Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was... Read more »

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Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard to Texas border

Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of "lip service" from the federal government. Read more »

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Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran; ninth living recipient

President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Read more »

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Dutch: Plane crash site needs full forensic sweep

Dutch experts called Monday for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down and told armed separatists guarding rail cars full of victims' bodies the train must be... Read more »

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Consumers are padding their checking accounts

With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. Read more »

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »

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Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

Dutch forensic investigators told armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet that the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible Monday. Read more »

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Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay

A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal. Read more »

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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he... Read more »

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Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict — either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298... Read more »

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Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger. Read more »

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The Journey: How much income will that 401(k) generate?

Forget the big number you’re aiming for in your 401(k). Read more »

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Susan Tompor: Stop and look both ways for auto insurance discounts

Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads where a crazy lady in the beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and... Read more »

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do... Read more »

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