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Energy stocks lead a decline on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks are leading a broad decline on Wall Street in early afternoon trading Monday after the price of oil moved lower. The retreat continued a weak start to the year on the U.S. stock market.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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Al-Qaida-linked group ousts rivals from Syria town

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group expelled rival rebels from a northern Syrian town after heavy clashes Monday, then quickly moved to eliminate any pockets of resistance by setting up checkpoints on major roads and conducting house-to-house raids in search of opponents, activists said.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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Israel's Sharon laid to rest in military funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon was laid to rest Monday at his ranch in southern Israel as the nation bid a final farewell to one of its most colorful and influential leaders — a man venerated by supporters as a warrior and statesman but reviled in the Arab world as a war criminal.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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After 5 days, W.Va.'s water crisis nears its end

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the fifth straight day, hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water, but officials promised the ban on tap water that was tainted by a chemical spill would soon be lifted.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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President's recess appointment power at high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans are squaring off at the Supreme Court over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions.

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Iran, world powers reach deal opening nuke program

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting Jan. 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said.

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Southwest flight lands at wrong Mo. airport

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri, instead landed at another airport about 7 miles away that only had about half as much runway.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Golden as Globes hosts

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the gold again.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014

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