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Police building, airport seized in east Ukraine

A pro-Russian mob on Monday seized a police building and gun men took control of a military airport in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Judge set to issue key Ohio gay marriage ruling

A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Kiev deadline for disarming in east Ukraine passes

Pro-Russian separatists on Monday seized a police building in yet another city in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Retirement assets are making a comeback

Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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EU ministers blame Russia for Ukraine interference

European Union foreign ministers on Monday deplored what they called yet more Russian interference in Ukraine, but voiced hope an end to the crisis can still be peacefully negotiated. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session amid growing violence in eastern Ukraine, with Western powers and Russia blaming each other for the deepening crisis. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Bureau of Land Management to pursue effort to end dispute with Nevada rancher

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Israeli peace negotiator offers optimism on talks

Israel's chief peace negotiator on Sunday accused a hard-line faction of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's increasingly unwieldy coalition government of undermining her efforts, while Jewish... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Ukraine to launch anti-terror operation

Ukraine is launching a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks of armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far "unsubstantiated," adding that the United States was... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Israeli peace negotiator offers optimism on talks

Israel's chief peace negotiator on Sunday accused a hard-line faction of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's increasingly unwieldy coalition government of undermining her efforts, while Jewish... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Heitkamp finds identity as Obama energy critic

President Barack Obama's energy policies lack "consistency." His rhetoric may be all-of-the-above but that is "not what we see." Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Kathleen Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Salt Lake County Democrats nominate Iwamoto for Senate District 4 seat

Salt Lake County Democrats settled the high-profile Senate District 4 race at their convention Saturday by nominating former Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jani Iwamoto. Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Rep. Bird, Auditor Hawkins lose reelection bids at Salt Lake County GOP convention

Salt Lake County Republicans voted at their convention Saturday to end the reelection bids of both Rep. Jim Bird, R-West Jordan, and Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins. Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after US refusal to OK choice with ties to 1979 hostage crisis

Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police headquarters in pro-Russia protest

Men in the uniforms of Ukraine's now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests, hours... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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