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Top US, Iranian diplomats focus on clinching nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister suggested Saturday that the U.N. atomic agency is close to certifying that his country has met all commitments under its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers, as he began a series of meetings with his European Union and U.S. counterparts on implementing the accord.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Police say man arrested in US vehicle stolen from refuge

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man they said was driving a government vehicle stolen from a wildlife refuge being occupied by an armed group protesting federal land policies as the standoff in Oregon's high desert hit the two-week mark.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Gov. Snyder asks Obama for federal aid in Flint water crisis

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan can't meet all the needs of Flint residents whose water system has been contaminated by lead, Gov. Rick Snyder said in a request for a federal disaster declaration and millions of dollars that could pay for clean water, filters and other essentials.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing some rare pruning.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Burkina Faso hotel seizure ends; 4 jihadis, 23 others dead

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso and French forces killed four extremists Saturday and freed more than 126 people to end the seizure of a luxury hotel by al-Qaida-linked militants, Burkina Faso officials said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Obama proposes new unemployment insurance plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed a set of changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to out-of-work Americans and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means taking a pay cut.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Biden sees politics of cancer world as obstacle to a cure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks after announcing he wouldn't run for president, Joe Biden returned to the world-renowned cancer center in Texas where doctors had tried to save his son's life.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review of fees charged to mining companies and coal mining's impact on the environment.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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