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Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer

The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows just not likely yet.

Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of Islamic State

A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group. Read more »

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7 killed in 2 small plane crashes in Wisconsin, Minnesota

ll planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircrafts, authorities said Tuesday. Read more »

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Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. Read more »

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NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS

NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a... Read more »

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US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. Read more »

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French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth

Archaeologists say two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country. Read more »

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Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it... Read more »

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News guide: Turkish-US deal on base use may have far-reaching effects

In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the... Read more »

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Two teens missing on at sea strayed from agreed-upon route

Two teens missing at sea had strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said Tuesday, as the Coast Guard continued a massive search off... Read more »

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Detained Washington Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release

The lawyer of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tuesday her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Iranian media reported. Read more »

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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. Read more »

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White House Notebook: Obama says he's confident he could win a third term, if allowed

Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Read more »

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Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan

Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved... Read more »

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Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Read more »

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Officials: Iran may take its own soil samples at alleged nuclear site

Officials say Iran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have worked on a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is... Read more »

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Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to... Read more »

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House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate... Read more »

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With Boston out, another Salt Lake Olympics gains a breath

Now that Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Games has ended, is there a chance of another Olympics for Salt Lake City? Read more »

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LDS Church 're-evaluating' Scouting program after Boy Scouts of America policy change

The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board voted 45-12 to end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday, although the change in policy would still allow... Read more »

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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith. Read more »

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Oklahoma Supreme Court: Ten Commandments monument at Capitol must go

The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision Monday that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed. Read more »

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Mother pleads for return of missing California 8-year-old

The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities. Read more »

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California seeing more wildfires but sustaining less damage

More wildfires have torn across California so far this year compared to the same period of 2014 but firefighters said Monday that efforts to confine and extinguish the latest blazes have been more... Read more »

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Lawyers: Immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release,... Read more »

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Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

The younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes became the first in her family to testify at his trial, saying Monday in an effort to spare his life that her brother's eyes and demeanor... Read more »

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