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States ask judge not to lift stay in lawsuit over Obama's immigration action

States suing to stop President Obama's action on immigration have asked a judge to not lift a temporary hold

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal as Netanyahu criticizes it

As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel's leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that... Read more »

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Bainbridge Island net maker uses knotless technology

Before they begin scooping fish out of the ocean, many trawl nets are born at a factory off Day Road. Read more »

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No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress

Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus. Read more »

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Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official... Read more »

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New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back

One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have... Read more »

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Live from Beijing, it’s ‘Saturday Night’? China wants its own version of ‘SNL’

It’s hard to imagine a Chinese version of “Saturday Night Live” — could mainland censors really abide sharp satires of President Xi Jinping or private-parts-in-a-box... Read more »

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5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Read more »

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Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. Read more »

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A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search... Read more »

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MH17 next of kin finally view wreckage of downed flight

The relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the plane. Read more »

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NKorea denounces UN criticism of its human rights record

North Korea's foreign minister on Tuesday denounced criticism of Pyongyang's human rights record, dismissing a U.N. report that concluded crimes against humanity were committed there and telling... Read more »

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India, Pakistan envoys praise meetings held to repair ties

Envoys from India and Pakistan agreed Tuesday to find common ground but there was no decision on whether the rare meeting between the wary rivals would result in future negotiations. Read more »

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DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA — and possibly the languages — of modern Europeans, according to a new study. Read more »

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South African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day

A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said. Read more »

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Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll

Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. Read more »

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Technology can enhance romance if used properly

In between drafting real estate contracts or meeting with clients, attorney Barry Lapides zips off a romantic text to his wife of eight years that reads: “I’m so lucky to have you in... Read more »

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Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny

Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain. Read more »

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Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Read more »

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Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

President Barack Obama announced a new government-wide initiative on Tuesday to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. Read more »

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AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has... Read more »

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What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi

If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper. Read more »

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Rallies held against states' push to control US lands

Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands. Read more »

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Georgia woman nears execution for husband's murder

The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday evening, unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in with a last-minute reprieve. Read more »

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LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday. Read more »

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Jeb Bush distances himself from family

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary... Read more »

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