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Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time. Read more »

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Ukrainian parliament votes to not accept the prime minister's resignation

Ukraine's parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Read more »

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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, with or without a cease-fire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000... Read more »

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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast... Read more »

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State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the... Read more »

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GOP: Lois Lerner's IRS emails show bias against conservatives

Newly released emails show the former IRS official Lois Lerner referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP claims of a political conspiracy at... Read more »

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Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud. Read more »

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Immigration courts speed up tens of thousands of children's cases

Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in... Read more »

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Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and... Read more »

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Malaysian prime minister: Stop fighting in Ukraine

Malaysia's prime minister Wednesday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surrounding the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down. Read more »

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Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

Officials say a commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was killed in Iraq. Read more »

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Amazon to invest $2 billion to expand in India

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Read more »

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How some startups are set to change the world

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The next big thing in world development may not come from government or NGOs – entrepreneurs with big ideas aim to revolutionize social good. Read more »

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released... Read more »

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U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was... Read more »

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The advertising power of Ramadan

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An article in The Atlantic asks why retailers don't promote for Ramadan, but the Muslim holiday is more present in mainstream culture than ever. Read more »

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3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to... Read more »

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GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional... Read more »

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George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed... Read more »

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Century-old pipe break points to national problem

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the... Read more »

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This week in history: Saddam Hussein's Iraq invades Kuwait

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait. By invading the small nation, and mistakenly believing that the U.S. would turn a blind eye, Hussein hoped to erase... Read more »

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. Read more »

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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

Michelle Obama is calling on young African leaders to change longtime "attitudes and beliefs" that harm girls and women. Read more »

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Photos: UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding... Read more »

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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