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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade's drag on economic growth will ease in the current quarter.The April deficit tumbled 19.2 percent to $4 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to prevent the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana.But lawmakers narrowly declined to direct the Justice Department not to interfere with ...more

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By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a group of Yemeni Americans on Wednesday sought to have a federal judge force the government to order emergency evacuations of 37 American citizens stranded in Yemen since a dea ...more

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By Martyn Herman (Reuters) - An almost deathly hush descended as Serbian Novak Djokovic administered the last rites on Rafa Nadal's reign of dominance at the French Open on Wednesday. On the same dusty rectangle of Parisian clay on ...more

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun by a white Cleveland patrolman was turned over Wednesday to a county prosecutor, who will ask a grand jury to determine if criminal charges shoul ...more

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By Girish Gupta CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Venezuelan opposition politicians on partial hunger-strike in jail are losing weight, but maintaining their demands including the release of fellow imprisoned anti-government activists, their supporters ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.Prosecutors unseal ...more

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Warning sirens were heard on Wednesday in Israeli towns near the Gaza border, but it wasn't immediately clear whether any rockets had struck. Last week a rocket struck inside Israel for the first time in months, causing ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour by 2020, but a second vote is required for final approval because the tally was not unanimous.Nonetheless, Council President Herb ...more

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RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol says his employer, the United States Postal Service, is taking steps to fire him.Doug Hughes said Wednesday the ...more