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Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected — as early as Tuesday — to ask Congress for new war powers, sending Capitol Hill his blueprint for an updated authorization for the use of military force to fight the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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'It's ridiculous': record snowfall blankets New England

BOSTON (AP) — More than 2 feet of fresh snow piled up in parts of New England on Monday, breaking records set during the Blizzard of 1978 and testing the patience of officials and commuters as forecasters warned of more winter misery later in the week.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Boyfriend charged with homicide in college student's death

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The boyfriend of a college freshman found dead in her dorm room was charged Monday with homicide after an autopsy found she had been severely beaten and strangled, during a struggle in which a prosecutor said she "fought for her life."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks

SARTANA, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine intensified on Tuesday ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances and the government accusing the rebels of shelling a town far behind the front lines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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Report reveals extent of tax dodging by HSBC global clients

LONDON (AP) — HSBC's Swiss private bank hid millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities as it helped wealthy people around the world dodge taxes, according to a report based on leaked documents that lifts the veil on the country's banking secrecy laws.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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In age of campaign mega-groups, solo spenders still compete

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christine Jones admits she didn't know how much running for office would cost.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015

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