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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, oil personnel work at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, Iraq. OPEC's purpose is to coordinate oil output to keep prices high and stable, to maximize member countries’ revenue but make sure global demand for oil stays strong. A steep, …

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Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day

Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

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Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day

Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day

Cliff Rogers, of East Orange, N.J.,marches with organizers during a rally in response to news of a grand jury deciding not to indict a Missouri police officer in the killing of a unarmed man, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Organizers marched to the federal building in Newark in the …

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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, left, spoke to officer Darren Wilson, who said he has a clean conscience even after the incident. “I know I did my job right,” he said.

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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.

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Oil boom ropes in cowboys, leaving Canadian ranches understaffed

There's been a lot of attention paid to how Canada's oil boom has helped make gasoline cheaper.

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Luis Garza center, with about 50 activists and members of immigrant families cheer during a news conference at Utah's Capitol in Salt Lake City, to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits. Utah has agreed to scrap three key pr…

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, about 50 activists and members of immigrant families stand during a news conference at Utah's capitol in Salt Lake City, to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits. Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigrat…

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Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.

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Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume…

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Democrats erred by pushing health law, Schumer says

Democrats erred by pushing health law, Schumer says

WASHINGTON — Breaking ranks, one of the nation’s top Democrats said Tuesday that the party made a major political mistake when it pushed a health care overhaul instead of programs directly benefiting the middle class.

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Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protester…

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Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

MOSCOW — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

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Official: Afghan president orders military review

Official: Afghan president orders military review

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo taken with a night vision scope, Afghan women and their children wait as U.S. Special Operations forces and Afghan National Army soldiers search their home during a joint operation targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province. Afghan …

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Official: Afghan president orders military review

Official: Afghan president orders military review

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo taken with a night vision scope, U.S. Special Operations forces search a home during a joint operation with Afghan National Army soldiers targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to…

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Official: Afghan president orders military review

Official: Afghan president orders military review

Taken with a night vision scope, this photo shows U.S. Special Operations forces in an operation with Afghan National Army soldiers. Resumption of night raids may be discussed.

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Afghan president orders military review

Afghan president orders military review

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor.

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Teen girls kill 40-plus in Nigeria bombing

BAUCHI, Nigeria — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

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Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

A woman stands at an ATM outside a bank Tuesday in Donetsk. Ukrainian officials have shut down almost all ATMs in the region to apply pressure against the rebels.

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