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Obama asks for $1B to boost US military in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Black boxes found from Philly paper owner's jet

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The black boxes containing the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder are in the hands of federal safety investigators trying to determine the cause of a fiery weekend crash outside Boston that killed Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others on his jet.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Gang rape reflects India's immense cultural divide

NEW DELHI (AP) — The vows for change came quickly after the young Indian woman was beaten, gang-raped on a moving bus and finally died in a faraway hospital. No longer, politicians promised, would rape victims be shamed by police. No longer, the judicial system said, would rapists be able to blame their victims.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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Stocks recover after manufacturing report revised

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks erased an early loss Monday after a trade group said U.S. manufacturing grew at a brisk pace last month, correcting its earlier statement that growth had slowed. Investors were caught off guard since changes to the report are very unusual.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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Justices reject reporter's bid to protect source

WASHINGTON (AP) — A reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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Spain: King abdicates for his more popular son

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favor of his more popular son so that fresh royal blood can rally the nation.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

 

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years to gradually reduce their immune system's over-reaction.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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