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Yellen stands by Fed's low interest rate policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen said Thursday that the U.S. economy has regained ground lost to Great Recession but still needs the Federal Reserve's support because unemployment remains too high at 7.3 percent.

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Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger sentenced to life

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his murderous reign in the 1970s and '80s, bringing to a close a case that exposed FBI corruption so deep that many people across the city thought he would never be brought to justice.

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TVA to close 8 coal-powered units in Ala. and Ky.

The nation's largest public utility voted Thursday to close six coal-powered units in Alabama and replace two more in Kentucky with a new natural gas plant.

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Pet kangaroo gets loose, causes stir in West Texas

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Officers in West Texas who answered calls about a kangaroo hopping along a road helped capture the pet and return the animal to its owner.

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Domed refuge now cauldron of misery for survivors

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Close your eyes and hold your breath, and you could imagine you are in a normal sports stadium. You hear a ball bouncing and the children's cheers echoing under the cavernous dome.

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To help typhoon victims, send money, not stuff

Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children — the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.

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Lower US deficit fails to jumpstart budget talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across-the-board spending cuts, a better economy and the partial shutdown combined to help the U.S. government kick off the 2014 budget year with a smaller deficit. A steadily shrinking deficit, however, has done little to jumpstart tense budget negotiations in Washington to keep the government open past January.

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Warhol painting fetches record $105M at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash has sold for $105 million at a New York auction, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy in the art world.

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