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Falling oil prices threaten to disrupt Algerian policy

Falling oil prices threaten to disrupt Algerian policy

ALGIERS, Algeria — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch.

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Members of the “Cuban Five,” three of who were freed in a prisoner swap with the United States, gesture to a cheering parliament in Havana on Saturday. Two of them had been previously released after spending years in prison.

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

HAVANA — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba’s parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won’t change the communist system he leads.

December 20, 2014 2:06 pm Photos

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Members of "The Cuban Five," from left, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez wave to members of the National Assembly at the end of the twice-annual legislative session in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Guerrero, Labanino, and Herna…

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., contended that Democrats’ legislative proposals weren’t made in good faith.

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113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

December 20, 2014 10:51 am Photos

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

This Jan. 26, 2014 photo shows the Skikda oil refinery, 350 kilometers east of Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confront social unr…

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

This Jan. 26, 2014 photo shows the Skikda oil refinery, 350 kilometers east of Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confront social unr…

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

This June 29, 2014 photo shows the vegetable market of Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confront social unrest. Oil revenues make u…

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

This Sept. 29, 2010 photo shows a traffic jam in Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confront social unrest. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

This Nov. 11, 2014 photo shows the commercial harbor of Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confront social unrest. Oil revenues make …

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

In this Jan. 26, 2014 photo, flames burn at the Skikda oil refinery, 350 kilometers east of Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confro…

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

In this July 10, 2013 photo, customers line up at the meat market of Algiers, Algeria.

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The impact of trade and immigration

The impact of trade and immigration

Deals can entice more economic refugees to come to U.S., worsen problems.

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A sour sugar deal

A sour sugar deal

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:

December 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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$33 million deficit to lead to service cuts in Tucson

Tucson is facing a projected $33.2 million budget deficit next fiscal year, City Manager Richard Miranda notified the City Council Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

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