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USAID chief to face questions on 'Cuban Twitter'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday is beginning a series of appearances before lawmakers asking questions about his agency's secret "Cuban Twitter," a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014

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Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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5 things to know about heroin use, getting help

Long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, heroin is spreading across the country. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February only underscored a problem many American communities already were combatting: the rising use of — and deaths from — heroin. Here are five things to know about this issue:

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Obama: Students need help to get 'in-demand jobs'

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the "in-demand jobs of the future."

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Palestinians ready to widen global recognition bid

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians are ready to sign up a "state of Palestine" for additional international agencies and treaties — a step Israel views as highly provocative — if U.S. peace efforts collapse after an April 29 deadline for a deal, a senior official said Monday

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Next year's high-skilled visas snapped up in days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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2-legged Washington dog charms millions with video

 

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Duncan Lou Who may be missing half of his legs, but he has no shortage of spirit — or fans.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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