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Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun

BOSTON (AP) — A close friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has testified he gave a gun to the Boston Marathon bomber two months before the attack.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Landmarks go green for St. Patrick's Day around the world

DUBLIN (AP) — Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for on St. Patrick's Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and other cities Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Fed rate hike expectations shake up stocks, bonds and dollar

NEW YORK (AP) — Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that's shaking up financial markets.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S and five world powers that would lead to a breakthrough eluding them for more than a decade — a formal pact limiting Tehran's ability to make an atomic weapon while easing punitive economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Israelis vote for parliament; campaign focused on economy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday, after a heated campaign focused on economic issues such as the high cost of living rather than fears of a nuclear Iran or the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Woman charged with killing hunter's falcon to save duck

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she beat a hunter's falcon to death with a beaded scarf after seeing the bird of prey take down a duck.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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The neighbor with no clothes on; police say no law broken

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte man who stands at his front door naked is upsetting his neighbors, but police say he is not doing anything illegal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP defense hawks are pressing to find ways to boost the Pentagon's bottom line as the annual budget debate cranks up on Capitol Hill, as tension between defense hawks and budget hard-liners is already making it difficult for Republican leaders to assemble a majority behind their soon-to-be-revealed budget blueprints.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015

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