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Satya Nadella

October 09, 2014 5:18 pm
Microsoft CEO

Microsoft CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

October 09, 2014 4:49 pm
Auto buyers taking out longer loans

Auto buyers taking out longer loans

U.S. auto sales continue to be high in part because Americans are taking out longer loans, as advertised by this dealer in Prince Frederick, Md. 

August 27, 2014 4:24 pm
A tracker for housing-price trends

A tracker for housing-price trends

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Skimmings — what's new in books

“The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel”

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Russia warns Ukraine over 'lawlessness' in east

Russia warns Ukraine over 'lawlessness' in east

These soldiers keeping Ukrainian forces in Perevalne penned inside their base wear no insignia, but a Ukrainian captain says they freely admit they are Russians and occupiers.

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Bombings rock Egyptian capital, killing 6 people

Bombings rock Egyptian capital, killing 6 people

Police officers cordon off a crater left in front of Cairo’s security directorate after a car bomb detonated Friday morning, killing at least six and injuring 51 others.

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Ideas are baking for fall desserts-vei

Ideas are baking for fall desserts-vei

Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we’ve asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Immigrant rant in Wis. leads to firing

MILWAUKEE - In a stunning online rant, a top Gov. Scott Walker appointee likened illegal immigrants to Satan during a Facebook debate over a bumper sticker declaring open season on foreigners living in the United States without documentation.

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Choosing to embrace the world of tweeting

"Surrender, Dorothy!"- The Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz"

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Fox News mugging of author reflects flawed 'thinking'

No, it was not the most excruciating thing ever seen on television. We've seen worse.

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Egypt's Morsi is well, says EU's top diplomat

Egypt's Morsi is well, says EU's top diplomat

CAIRO - Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is well and has access to media, through which he is following developments in the country, the European Union's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

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Scrappy, enduring reporter covered 10 presidents

Scrappy, enduring reporter covered 10 presidents

WASHINGTON - Helen Thomas, the feisty, trailblazing White House reporter who tore down historical barriers that had stymied women journalists for generations, died Saturday at 92.

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Manning to face gravest charge

Manning to face gravest charge

WASHINGTON - A military judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a far-reaching charge that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning aided the enemy when he gave hundreds of thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks, an online repository of secrets from the U.S. government as well as other nations and cor…

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US use of Afghan burn pits called unhealthy

KABUL, Afghanistan - A federal watchdog agency says the U.S. military is endangering the health of troops and civilians working at the main Marine Corps base in Afghanistan by burning solid waste in open pits even as two of the base's four incinerators - built for $11.5 million - go unused a…

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GOP increases attacks on health-care law

WASHINGTON - Republicans will make another move today to damage the national health-care law they derisively call Obamacare. This time, they're being aided by the champion of the measure, President Obama.

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Senate leaders reach deal over filibuster, Obama appointments

WASHINGTON - Senators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced.

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It's clear what stalked Trayvon down that night

Let us give the jury the benefit of the doubt. Let us assume that, within the narrow constraints of the evidence at hand and Florida's bizarre gun laws, six good women rendered the only verdict they could Saturday night in acquitting George Zimmerman of murder and manslaughter in the killing…

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Forced sterilization still happening, still repugnant

As Christina Cordero remembers it, the doctor would not take no for an answer.

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'Hobbit' is called separate species in human family

MELVILLE, N.Y. - The fossil remains of a diminutive humanlike creature - a real-life hobbit, of sorts - have stoked wonder and scientific debate for a decade, and now an anthropologist at Stony Brook University in New York says she has proof it's a distinct species in the family of humankind.

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Citing Obama declaration, judge halts intrusive Gitmo searches

WASHINGTON - A federal judge called a halt to genital pat-downs of Guantanamo Bay detainees who are meeting with attorneys.

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Latin griping over US spying contains a whiff of hypocrisy

MEXICO CITY - Several Latin American presidents have complained bitterly after recent revelations about U.S. electronic surveillance, but there's a bit of hypocrisy in some of their griping.

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Melanoma drug looks promising in tests

Merck's late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Reid sets stage for showdown that could kill use of filibuster

WASHINGTON - Fed up with Republican efforts to block confirmation of President Obama's appointees, Democrats threatened Thursday to limit use of the filibuster, a drastic maneuver that would end an age-old Senate tradition and could inflame tensions between the two parties.

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Melanoma drug holding up well after further testing

Merck’s late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Americans exercise more but still aren't losing much weight

WASHINGTON - Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation's obesity crisis.

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Snowden should come home, face consequences

Mohandas Gandhi went to Yeravda Central Prison.

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Baja victory bolsters Mexico's opposition

MEXICO CITY - The National Action Party held on to the governorship of Baja California in state and local elections, returns showed Monday, breathing life into the sputtering center-right party but failing to clarify the outlook for pending changes in Mexican oil industry law.

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John Paul II, John XXIII to be made saints

VATICAN CITY - Two 20th-century leaders of the Catholic Church will be declared saints, Pope Francis decided on Friday, as the Vatican announced the forthcoming canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

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Senate revisits idea of 'nuking' the filibuster

WASHINGTON - It's been romanticized in classic film, gone viral on social media and become must-see TV.

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Senators: Talks must be restarted soon on US support for Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Quickly rebooting stalled negotiations with the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a long-term agreement for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is crucial to maintaining stability in the war-torn country, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Th…

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Court's Voting Rights Act decision was despicable

Last week was bittersweet for the cause of human dignity. On one hand, the Supreme Court gave us reason for applause, striking down barriers against the full citizenship of gay men and lesbians. On the other, it gave us reason for dread, gutting the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision w…

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Belgium's King Albert II to abdicate in favor of son

Belgium's King Albert II to abdicate in favor of son

BRUSSELS - Belgian King Albert II announced Wednesday that he will relinquish the throne on July 21, allowing his eldest son, Prince Philippe, to take over as monarch.

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Drone hit in Pakistan kills 17 at home of senior fighter

ISLAMABAD - A U.S. drone leveled the home of an Afghan militant commander late Tuesday in the northwest Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, killing 17 people in the year's deadliest strike to date.

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Obama wraps up 3-nation Africa trip

Obama wraps up 3-nation Africa trip

WASHINGTON - President Obama wrapped up a weeklong visit to Africa on Tuesday, a tour overshadowed at times by the legacy of his predecessor and a political hero with a bid for his own mark on the continent.

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Defiant Morsi vows to remain even if 'the price is my blood'

Defiant Morsi vows to remain even if 'the price is my blood'

CAIRO - With millions of Egyptians in the streets for the third straight day demanding his resignation, President Mohammed Morsi took to the airwaves early this morning and vowed to fight to remain in office, even if "the price is my blood."

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New evidence of NSA's reach emerges

WASHINGTON - Despite U.S. intelligence officials' repeated denials that the National Security Agency is collecting the content of domestic emails and phone calls, evidence is mounting that the agency's vast surveillance network can and may already be preserving billions of those communicatio…

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Home monitoring of blood pressure holds promise

MINNEAPOLIS - Patients who monitor their blood pressure at home and discuss the results with pharmacists can make significant progress against hypertension, according to a Minnesota study that could chart a new course in treating the nation's most common and costly chronic ailment.

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As Afghan forces take lead, US troop deaths reach a 5-year low

As Afghan forces take lead, US troop deaths reach a 5-year low

KABUL, Afghanistan - The shift to Afghan security forces leading in combat and the ongoing reduction of U.S. troops here drove American combat deaths to their lowest number in five years for the first half of 2013.

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In South Africa, Obama continues focus on youth

In South Africa, Obama continues focus on youth

JOHANNESBURG - President Obama assembled his first audience of South Africans on Saturday in Soweto and recalled the protests that tore through the neighborhoods here in 1976, galvanizing the anti-apartheid movement.

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Obama, in Senegal, touts plan to reduce hunger in developing world

Obama, in Senegal, touts plan to reduce hunger in developing world

DAKAR, Senegal - President Obama touted his vision to reduce hunger in Africa and the developing world by injecting new business and science initiatives into farming.

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Revised contraception-coverage rule criticized anew on religious grounds

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration made a final attempt Friday to quell the controversy over a requirement in the president's health law that insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage to women, issuing regulations that exempt churches and religiously affiliated organizations from payin…

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US wrestles with huge changes in social mores

WASHINGTON - The blur of Washington news this week - major decisions on voting rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage and immigration - was a vivid illustration of how Americans are grappling with fundamental social change.

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Case vs. Sarkozy might be dropped

Case vs. Sarkozy might be dropped

PARIS - Prosecutors in the city of Bordeaux on Friday advised scrapping a case against former President Nicolas Sarkozy, accused of exploiting an elderly billionaire to secure funding for his 2007 campaign.

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Vatican official arrested in plot to move money

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican was hit by a new scandal Friday as Italian police arrested a high-ranking Catholic Church official on suspicion that he had plotted to illegally transport 1/420 million - about $26 million - from Switzerland to Italy.

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Insects for lunch? Best not let it bug you a lot

Insects for lunch? Best not let it bug you a lot

WASHINGTON - They're creepy. They're crawly. And soon they could be on your menu.

June 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Clarify abortion pill limits, Okla. told

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court told the high court of Oklahoma on Thursday to clarify a new state law restricting the use of the RU-486 abortion pill, possibly setting the stage for a ruling on how far states can go in regulating the practice of abortion.

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Senate passes immigration overhaul

Senate passes immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON - The Senate Thursday voted 68-32 to overhaul the nation's immigration system, an ambitious plan that creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while requiring tough new steps to secure the nation's borders.

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Envoy may yet offer car ride to Snowden

MOSCOW - A decision on Edward Snowden's request for political asylum in Ecuador could take up to two months, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday, and he suggested that the U.S. fugitive could end his airport-layover limbo by seeking sanctuary inside the Ecuadorean Embassy.

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Backers of same-sex marriage revel in court's limited rulings

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court made history while it set up new challenges Wednesday with two victories for marriage equality.

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