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Merkel: Germany will be 'constructive partner' in European Union reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sounded a conciliatory note on Britain's efforts to renegotiate its relationship...

Cuba removed from US terror list

The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing... Read more »

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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. Read more »

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EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation's gasoline in coming years, a blow to renewable fuel companies that have pushed to keep high... Read more »

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No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar criticizing those blaming it for fueling the crisis... Read more »

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Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Read more »

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Italy's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals

The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out... Read more »

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Police: Gunman kills neighbor, self in California standoff

What began as a dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead while two children and the gunman's wife survived the all-day standoff at an apartment complex in suburban San Diego. Read more »

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Nigerians celebrate as Muhammadu Buhari takes over

Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the... Read more »

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5 Browns sisters to promote bill on statute of limitations of sex crimes

Two members of the famed piano group The 5 Browns are working with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to promote a bill that would incentivize states to reconsider their statute of limitations laws with... Read more »

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Grantsville residents tell Prison Relocation Commission to 'keep joint at the Point'

More than 100 Tooele County residents chanted, "Keep the joint at the Point," at a rally Thursday evening across the street from where state officials were holding an open house about the benefits... Read more »

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South Africa shaken by FIFA corruption probe

In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor’s advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. Read more »

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10 Things to Know for Friday

ily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: Read more »

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Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in... Read more »

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Will raising taxes make better students?

Lawmakers and educators discussed how increased and equalized funding should translate into better outcomes for students during a Utah Taxpayers Association conference Thursday. Read more »

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US to 'fine tune' Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is... Read more »

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Administration asks skeptical judge to toss House health care suit

Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of... Read more »

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Census: Number of Americans on public assistance may be leveling off

The increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against Islamic State militants

In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast... Read more »

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Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop after Freddie Gray riots, criminal indictment of officers

A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years. Read more »

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Bill Clinton hopes to keep working — whatever Hillary does

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa and told The Associated Press afterward that he hopes to keep... Read more »

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Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims

The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says

Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international... Read more »

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Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said... Read more »

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FCC head wants to expand phone subsidy program to include Internet access

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. Read more »

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Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth

Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are debating ways to broaden and strengthen economic recoveries that aren't as robust as everyone would like. Read more »

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