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Sarah Palin launches online television news subscription channel

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network, 'The Sarah Palin Channel.'

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. Read more »

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FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Read more »

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Bipartisan deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified... Read more »

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Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission... Read more »

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Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

A family of five found shot to death in their Maine apartment had moved from Arizona because of the sour economy and had financial problems, according to a relative. Read more »

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Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and... Read more »

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Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the... Read more »

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US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Read more »

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Read more »

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UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Read more »

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

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Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Read more »

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Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South... Read more »

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US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Read more »

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New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image

Spain's royal palace accounts will be subject to external audits and the results made public under a series of measure ordered by new King Felipe VI in an apparent bid to clean up the royal... Read more »

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Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday. Read more »

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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to... Read more »

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In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have... Read more »

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over defunct Yukos oil

An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was once the... Read more »

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Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Read more »

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Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday. Read more »

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Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic... Read more »

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To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

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The Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell has prepared sermon suggestions, sample prayers and a list of appropriate Bible verses to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I. Read more »

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Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Read more »

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Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; trial to begin Monday in Salt Lake City

One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Read more »

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