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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.

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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.

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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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Minute-by-minute price changes fluster online shoppers

Minute-by-minute price changes fluster online shoppers

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to buy low.

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An unneeded Bush-era handout that refuses to die

An unneeded Bush-era handout that refuses to die

Congress should purge this provision of the tax code next year.

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Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

SEATTLE — If, in some great museum of American public discourse, there's a gilded pedestal reserved for the Lincoln- Douglas Debates, then way in the back, in a darkened room that no one tells the docents about, you might find a cardboard diorama of the Benton-Rivers Encounter.

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Oil price scoreboard: You win, Putin loses

NEW YORK — Oil’s plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe.

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EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. European Union leaders met Thursday to seek solutions to two major challenges, how to jumpstart sluggish economic growth at home, and how to deal long-ter…

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EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

British Prime Minister David Cameron, second left, walks towards a meeting room during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. European Union leaders meet with the top agenda item an ambitious plan to use EU seed money and loan guarantees to jumpst…

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EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

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