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Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

8 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 like female genital mutilation and violence against women. (...)
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US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

8 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism aimed at Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, with U.S. officials saying Kerry had in no way abandoned key Israeli needs. (...)
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Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

8 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 Central African Republic. (...)
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White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

8 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it expects the European Union to impose new sanctions this week against Russia, including against key sectors of the Russian economy, and that the United States will implement additional measures as well. (...)
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Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

9 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 like female genital mutilation and violence against women. (...)
Categories: Politics

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

9 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. (...)
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Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

10 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. (...)
Categories: Politics

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

10 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. (...)
Categories: Politics

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

10 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

10 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 African President Nelson Mandela. (...)
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Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

12 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine. (...)
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Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. (...)
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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. (...)
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:39pm
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. (...)
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List of proposed new VA medical facilities

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:54pm
Proposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic. (...)
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US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:02pm
LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. (...)
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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:01pm
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: (...)
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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. (...)
Categories: Politics

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. (...)
Categories: Politics

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists also has crossed the border. (...)
Categories: Politics