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What we heard, and didn't, from Yellen's remarks to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Official: 5 or 6 of officers' 17 shots hit Mexican man

 

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — An unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police in Washington state was hit by five or six of the 17 shots fired by the three officers involved, a task force spokesman says.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Homeland Security bill moves in Senate while House in limbo

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily reject the Senate plan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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US looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine radicals could slip into the country among the displaced.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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