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Stockpiling may be behind rise in US-Russia exports

WASHINGTON — In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen.

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Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner

Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner

Self-proclamed Donetsk People’s Republic policemen watch refugees leaving Shakhtersk, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Monday. “Mom, hang in there,” exclaimed one weeping woman fleeing with her mother. 

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Head of the Jewish autonomous region Alexander Vinnikov in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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Rockets fired from Russia into Ukraine, US says

Rockets fired from Russia into Ukraine, US says

WASHINGTON — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, speaks during a press conference accompanied by Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, center, and Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, right, in The Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Rutte explained to the media that his government has dec…

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

About 250 people protest against Russia's behavior in the Ukraine conflict in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

A protester wears a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin , during a a protest against Russia's behavior in the Ukraine conflict, in front of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday July 27, 2014. .(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 2:37 pm Photos

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

This third page of a four page document released by the U.S. State Department in Washington, July 27, 2014, shows a satellite image that purports to shows a before and after close-up of the artillery strike depicted in the lower portion of the inset in the previous graphic. The United States…

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

This second page of a four page document released by the U.S. State Department in Washington, July 27, 2014 shows a satellite image that purports to shows self propelled artillery only found in Russian military units, on the Russian side of the border, oriented in the direction of a Ukrainia…

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian Ministry Emergency officer, left, Donetsk People's Republic fighter, 2nd left, and members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine examine a map as they discuss the situation around the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 27, …

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Dutch, right, and Australian policemen talk in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 27, 2014. A team of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine cancelled the trip Sunday after receiving reports of fight…

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

This first page of a four page document released by the U.S. State Department in Washington, July 27, 2014 shows a satellite image that purports to shows ground scarring at a multiple rocket launch site on the Russian side of the border oriented in the direction of Ukraine military unites wi…

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

This fourth page of a four page document released by the U.S. State Department in Washington, July 27, 2014 shows a satellite image that purports to shows ground scarring at two multiple rocket launch sites oriented in the direction of Ukraine military units. The wide area of impacts near th…

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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

This first page of a four page document released by the U.S. State Department in Washington, July 27, 2014 shows a satellite image that purports to shows ground scarring at a multiple rocket launch site on the Russian side of the border oriented in the direction of Ukraine military unites wi…

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

SAN DIEGO — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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Los Angeles Times: Keep the Cold War buried

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Friday:

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Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.

July 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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