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Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting' to reduce Ukraine tensions

Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

A Syrian lawmaker announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless civil war,... Read more »

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First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and... Read more »

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Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout... Read more »

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Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Spacewalking astronauts replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. Read more »

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High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million... Read more »

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Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. Read more »

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Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. Read more »

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Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago. Read more »

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Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Read more »

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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by... Read more »

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Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. Read more »

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In Syria, UN agency distributes most food in government-held areas

The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. Read more »

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Study: Ravens can figure out who’s the boss by watching unfamiliar birds

Humans and other primates aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom who can watch total strangers interact and figure out who’s in charge. Ravens can do it too, according to a new study in the journal Nature... Read more »

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Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

A closely-watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum. Read more »

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Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor

The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports. Read more »

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SKorean city full of grief prepares for more after ferry

The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry... Read more »

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Comic book maker forges digital path

To find out if the superhero saves the day, today’s comic book readers don’t have to turn a printed page. Many comic book fans prefer swiping a screen on a tablet or e-reader, and Lion Forge Comics is building its... Read more »

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Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl’s struggle to get the right treatment

One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, performing in school plays, running on the track team, goofing around with her two sisters and giggling with girlfriends at sleepovers. Read more »

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Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities." Read more »

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SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon.... Read more »

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Read more »

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Afghan election commission delays vote results

Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that... Read more »

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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on... Read more »

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Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can... Read more »

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Vegas’ water drying up

Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. Read more »

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