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Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail

NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting President Barack Obama has violated the Constitution by exceeding his executive powers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering Palestinians displaced by the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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