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International police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Fighting around the Malaysia Airlines debris once again stopped an international police team from arriving.

Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC

A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said. Read more »

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GOP's Joni Ernst back from military training, returns to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive... Read more »

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays,... Read more »

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Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate... Read more »

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Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

Police in Maine say a suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself. Read more »

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US fuming over Israeli criticism of Sec. of State John Kerry

The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of... Read more »

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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to... Read more »

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Sister with special needs helps new PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth remain grounded

Her father was playing a members-only event at Congressional Country Club, but the Penn State freshman-to-be had to slip away to find her new favorite player on the PGA Tour. Read more »

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Lawyer: Teen admits role in fatal Philadelphia carjacking

A 19-year-old man has admitted his role in a carjacking that ended with the hit-and-run deaths of three children in Philadelphia, after deciding to cooperate "to atone for what happened," his... Read more »

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

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Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions... Read more »

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Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. Read more »

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Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and... Read more »

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Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the... Read more »

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Read more »

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UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Read more »

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Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South... Read more »

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New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image

Spain's royal palace accounts will be subject to external audits and the results made public under a series of measure ordered by new King Felipe VI in an apparent bid to clean up the royal... Read more »

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Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday. Read more »

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In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have... Read more »

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Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday. Read more »

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Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic... Read more »

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To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

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The Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell has prepared sermon suggestions, sample prayers and a list of appropriate Bible verses to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I. Read more »

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Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Read more »

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Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; trial to begin Monday in Salt Lake City

One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Read more »

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