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Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

July 31, 2013 8:15 AM0 comments
Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

LONDON — The price of oil fell below $104 a barrel on Tuesday as traders awaited comments from central banks as well as data releases later in the week, including U.S. jobs figures. Benchmark oil for September delivery was down 64 cents to $103.91 per barrel in electronic trading on […]

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Veterans of WWII raid holding 70th reunion in Ohio

July 30, 2013 2:52 PM0 comments
Veterans of WWII raid holding 70th reunion in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — Veterans of a daring and costly World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in Ohio this week for a 70th anniversary reunion. Those participating in the Ploesti Raid reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton will arrive Tuesday, […]

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EU diplomat seeks a way out of Egypt’s crisis

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EU diplomat seeks a way out of Egypt’s crisis

CAIRO — Europe’s top diplomat on Sunday searched for a way out of Egypt’s increasingly bloody and complex crisis, looking for compromises in talks with the military-backed government and allies of the ousted president. Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi appealed for an end to a crackdown that killed 83 […]

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Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

July 26, 2013 3:53 PM0 comments
Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden thinks he’s living in such a thriller, legal experts say […]

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Al-Qaida claims deadly prison raids in Iraq

July 23, 2013 9:28 AM0 comments
Al-Qaida claims deadly prison raids in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad this week that killed dozens and set free hundreds of inmates, including some of its followers. The statement issued in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

July 19, 2013 7:38 AM0 comments
Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering canceling a summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The White House is dangling that option over the Russians as Moscow considers a temporary […]

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON — The leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who’ve been training for three years to […]

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Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty on all charges

July 13, 2013 7:07 PM0 comments
Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty on all charges

George Zimmerman has been acquitted of all charges in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. The jury of six women informed Judge Debra Nelson shortly before 10 p.m. local time Saturday that they had reached a verdict after deliberating for approximately 15 hours over […]

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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

MOSCOW — Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. […]

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Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

July 12, 2013 7:20 AM0 comments
Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

LONDON — You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can’t escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you — and, increasingly, to the authorities. Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism […]

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