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U.S. Gambit on Mideast Talks Falters

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:24
The Obama administration's campaign to forge a Middle East peace deal continued to unravel, as the Palestinians defied Israel and formally requested treaty memberships.
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Detroit Gets Approval to Borrow $120 Million

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:52
Detroit will be able to borrow $120 million to combat crime and blight after a federal judge approved the city's first fundraising since filing for bankruptcy protection.
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U.S. Shows Off Amphibian Push in Asia

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:36
The U.S. Marine Corps is rebuilding its forces in East Asia, beefing up amphibious fighting capabilities in a push meant to ease doubts about the U.S. pivot to Asia.
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U.S. Indicts Ukraine Tycoon Over Alleged Bribery

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:26
U.S. prosecutors have accused Ukrainian gas tycoon Dmytro Firtash of conspiring to bribe government officials in India to win rights to mine titanium, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday in Chicago.
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Fort Hood Also Site of 2009 Mass Shooting

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:46
Reports of a shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday come nearly 4 1/2 years after 13 soldiers were killed and more than 30 others were wounded at the same central Texas base in one of the worst incidents of soldier-on-soldier violence in U.S. military history.
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Washington Mudslide Was Caused By Rains, Geologist Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:30
The devastating mudslide in Washington that has claimed at least 29 lives was caused by unusually heavy rainfall, a USGS official said.
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Federal Judge Stays Executions of 2 Inmates

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:18
A federal judge in Houston has stayed the executions of death-row inmates Tommy Lynn Sells and Ramiro Hernandez Llanas, saying the state has withheld lethal-injection drug information.
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U.S. Private Sector Adds Jobs

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:16
U.S. businesses last month returned to a modest pace of hiring seen before harsh winter weather curtailed job growth, a survey of private-sector hiring said.
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More Doubts About Mammograms' Value in Study

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:08
A large study adds to the growing body of research concluding that screening mammograms save relatively few lives from breast cancer while finding many cancers that would not have caused problems if left alone.
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Q&A: Should Women Avoid Mammograms?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:43
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to growing evidence that routine mammograms for breast cancer screening save fewer lives than expected and cause unnecessary treatment. Here are some key questions and answers.
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Long Line for Replacement

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:09
ConEd says upgrading New York City's aging cast-iron gas pipes could take decades.
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White House Meets Health-Law Goal

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:07
President Obama said 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance despite early stumbles with the health website, and warned that efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will backfire.
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GM's Barra Criticizes Failure to Fix Switch

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:49
GM CEO Mary Barra told lawmakers a 2005 decision by an engineer not to fix a faulty ignition switch was "very disturbing" and "unacceptable," but declined to answer many questions about its past handling of the troubled recall.
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Ryan Sees Budget Balancing

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:27
Rep. Paul Ryan released an election-year budget blueprint designed to unify Republicans behind an effort to balance the federal budget in 10 years, exposing the party to attacks over its proposed cuts to Medicare and other programs.
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Yellen's Human Message Gets Clouded

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:19
Janet Yellen's effort to humanize the Fed's discussion of the economy by describing the plight of three individuals struggling to find full-time work in a speech was clouded by the criminal records of two people she mentioned.
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Oil Boomtown Looks for a Stable Future

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:00
A town known for its brawling roughnecks and spare living conditions is starting to smooth off its rough edges.
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Watchdog Says Christie's Budget Isn't Balanced

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:26
The state Office of Legislative Services projected that tax revenues would be off $526 million from the Christie administration's proposed plan through June 2015.
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What is Necessity is Albany Question

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:56
Some in Albany question what is a 'necessity' after Gov. Andrew Cuomo uses a state power to accelerate a vote on New York's new $138 billion budget.
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House Clears Ukraine Package

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:33
The House cleared a package of aid and sanctions to address the political crisis in Ukraine that lawmakers said would give the Obama administration greater leverage in diplomatic talks with Russia.
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U.S. Factory Activity Picks Up

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:22
U.S. manufacturers reported a small pickup in activity in March, a jump supporting the view that the U.S. economy is strengthening after a weather-related pause.
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