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Sec. of State John Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

The Obama administration is trying to ease tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks

Estonia's ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election

Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine. Read more »

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Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by... Read more »

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GOP senators pledge help if court bars health law subsidies

Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's... Read more »

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Obama plans trip to South Carolina, 48th state in office; just Utah and South Dakota remain

President Barack Obama plans to get one step closer to visiting all 50 states while in office with a trip to South Carolina this week. Read more »

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall... Read more »

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US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban

Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor. Read more »

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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

Efforts are underway in the Texas Legislature to change a state law that automatically classifies 17-year-olds charged with a crime as adults, but they'll likely be halted by a senator who chairs a... Read more »

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Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire. Read more »

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Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million

Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once... Read more »

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Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola

Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Read more »

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Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. Read more »

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Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group

Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant... Read more »

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Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of... Read more »

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Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians; hundreds more still held

The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. Read more »

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No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand. Read more »

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15 years on, museum where slaves landed taking form

A tranquil spot on the Cooper River in Charleston is a place of memory, much like New York's Ellis Island or Angel Island in San Francisco. Read more »

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Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules... Read more »

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Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the... Read more »

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No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit... Read more »

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Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins

Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday. Read more »

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Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. Read more »

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New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines... Read more »

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UN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February

The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians. Read more »

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Late-winter storms spread across areas of Southwest

Parts of California were getting a welcome dose of rain and snow from a storm system moving through the state, while late-winter weather dumped snow elsewhere in the Southwest. Read more »

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Migrants flock to EU door along Serbia's border with Hungary

Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel. Read more »

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