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Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says many American women can't even get a day off to give birth.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Defibrillators not required in California stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria on Monday handed over to Western governments the last of the chemical weapons stockpile that it has acknowledged having, although doubts remain about whether all toxic weapons have truly been removed from the increasingly unstable region.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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China's widening investment in the US, at a glance

Chinese investment in the United States reached a record $14 billion last year, according to the Rhodium Group, a research firm. Across the country, Chinese companies are opening factories or expanding existing ones and creating jobs.

Some examples:

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a verdict Monday that stunned their families and was quickly denounced as a blow to freedom of expression. International pressure mounted on Egypt's president to pardon the three.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan issue recalls over airbags

TOKYO (AP) — Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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