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Pope opens Mideast trip lamenting Syrian conflict

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Francis thanked Jordan on Saturday for welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria, calling for an "urgent," peaceful solution to the conflict in the neighboring nation as he began a three-day visit to the Middle East.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Thai coup leaders dissolve Senate, adding to power

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coup leaders say they are dissolving the country's Senate and will assume all lawmaking power.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Workers in tech case likely to get average of $4K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Woman among world's oldest turning 115 years young

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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White House: Obama to add Julian Castro to Cabinet

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office, a White House official said Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Ukraine: 500 rebels attack govt troops; 20 killed

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Thai coup makers hold ex-PM, disperse protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted members of Thailand's former government surrendered to the new military junta Friday, as soldiers forcefully dispersed hundreds of anti-coup activists who defied a ban on large-scale gatherings to protest the army's seizure of power.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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House defies Pentagon on defense spending

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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