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Deal on calming tensions reached between US, EU, Russia and Ukraine

Diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after talks

Obama: Religious intolerance has ‘no place in our society’

President Barack Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Report projects health law's subsidies will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, instead of $1.2 trillion

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

When New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was criticized on talk radio for spending three days with his family after the birth of his son, teammates, coaches and opponents leapt to his defense. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed; students eager to return as well

Teachers on Monday attended a counseling session at a church and then returned to a high school where a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard last week, but they scuttled plans to march... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack on two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Vladimir... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Native Americans tells international community that US violated human rights

A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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EU ministers blame Russia for Ukraine interference

European Union foreign ministers on Monday deplored what they called yet more Russian interference in Ukraine, but voiced hope an end to the crisis can still be peacefully negotiated. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Bible's U.S. popularity steady, but scripture skeptics number rises

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About as many Americans are "engaged" with the Bible — reading it four or more times a week and believing it's God's word — as there are those who are somewhat or highly skeptical of... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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Health care enrollment may pass 9 million

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A new poll puts enrollment numbers as high as 9.3 million, but most of these are in employer-based coverage. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Down but not out, laid-off workers look to self-employment programs

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Laid-off workers skip the job search with self-employment assistance programs — and try going into business for themselves. Read more »

April 10, 2014

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Supreme Court turns deaf ear on New Mexico gay wedding photo case

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A New Mexico couple who declined to photograph a same sex "commitment ceremony" for religious reasons lost its bid for Supreme Court review Monday when the court declined to review the New Mexico... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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From apps to blogs, women are finding innovative ways to unite against domestic violence

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Enterprising women are finding innovative ways to extend emotional support to women who are victims of abuse, using everything from blogs to smartphone apps. Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Does Mozilla CEO ousting portend new era of public scrutiny?

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The quick departure of Mozilla Corp.'s new CEO, Brendan Eich, over a $1,000 donation in support of California's Prop 8, raises the question of whether a new, harsher litmus test for corporate... Read more »

April 5, 2014

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How a simple, clean cookstove could save millions of lives

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Air pollution kills 7 million people a year, according to a new report from the World Heath Organization, and more than half of those come from indoor cooking. A humble little appliance may be the... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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How 'eBaby Boomers' are finding extra cash in their closets

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As baby boomers are becoming more tech savvy, they are turning to the Internet to sell their treasures to make fast extra cash. Read more »

March 31, 2014

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