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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The only thing clear about the death toll in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist rebels, is that it's mounting.After a faltering start, government efforts to reverse the tide of a pro-Russian ins ...more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.In his ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election threatened to spiral out of control.Kerry, who arriv ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says this year's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure.Last year's deficit was $680 billion. The latest update from the White House budget office is also $ ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister vowed Friday to press forward with a broad military offensive in the Gaza Strip, insisting international pressure will not halt what he said was a determined effort to halt rocket fire by Palestinian militants a ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake's Erie's shores in 2016.If James leads his t ...more

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit Friday to block Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York.The lawsuit was filed only hours before San Francisco-based Lyft planned to enter the New York City ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008.The Treasury Department said Friday that its June surplus totaled $71 billion, following a $130 billi ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A second federal judge is ordering the IRS to provide information about lost emails by a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Friday he wants to know whatever became of ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active-duty training for the Iowa National Guard. But before lacing up her boots, Ernst was to record the Republicans' national ra ...more