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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) on Thursday, a ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he could end up making a 2016 presidential bid, depending on what happens with the field of candidates.The Republican from Ohio says his focus is seeking re-election. But if he doesn't see strong pres ...more

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KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead wer ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.A hazardous materials response team was in the buil ...more

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.The ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported alle ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute ...more

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DENVER (AP) — Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county c ...more

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The specter of Europe's financial crisis is back to haunt investors.Worries over the health of Portugal's biggest bank on Thursday raised fears that the country might run into financial trouble again — just weeks after em ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation' ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outp ...more