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Echoes of Crimea keep Ukraine's east rumbling

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 23:25
ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The disheveled men barricading the muddy lane leading into a military facility in this eastern Ukraine town say they are making a stand to defend the region's Russian-speaking majority....
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US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:30
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow....
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Pelosi says health law a winner for Dems

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:42
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among some of her rank and file who fear their re-election may be in jeopardy because of it....
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Harvard upsets 5th-seed Cincinnati 61-57

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:54
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Those kids from Harvard are getting a passing grade when it comes to the first game of the NCAA tournament....
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Feds probe colorful financier's business dealings

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:58
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way....
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Health care law has uneven impact on companies

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:24
Sarah Curtis-Fawley will have to offer insurance to her workers at Pacific Pie Co. because of the health care overhaul, and the estimated $100,000 cost means she may have to raise prices or postpone opening a third restaurant....
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US general spared prison in sexual misconduct case

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:21
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- The Army general at the center of a sexual misconduct case that put the military justice system itself on trial was spared prison Thursday and sentenced to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine - a punishment legal experts, a women's group and members of Congress decried as shockingly light....
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25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:24
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill....
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