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Unions intensifying attacks on new emerging free-trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. military command Monday, in what the Pentagon called an annoying prank that did not breach military networks or access classified data.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Global stocks resilient despite ongoing oil price slide

 

LONDON (AP) — Oil prices fell further Tuesday but European stock markets proved resilient, in a further sign that investors are gearing up for the possibility of a new, big stimulus from the European Central Bank.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Kerry praises Pakistan operation, more work to be done

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised the Pakistani military's operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the results are "significant," but cautioned that more work needs to be done.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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5 years later, revisiting sites devastated by Haiti quake

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It's been five years since the ground shook violently in and around the overcrowded capital of Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, raising a cloud of dust over the smashed city and outlying towns.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Obama to call for laws on data hacking, student privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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Pakistani school reopens after Taliban massacre of students

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani children returned on Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents' hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance despite the horrors they had endured.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015

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