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NEW YORK (AP) — "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.Thursday's third-season finale was a reminder of its tasty kookiness. Not as jaw-dropping as some ...more

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim gov ...more

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PARIS (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.Aquilino Morelle —Hollande's political adviser and head of his c ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital of Islamabad has named the school's newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday.The ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers ...more

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.The Connecticut Democrat called it a sha ...more

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By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared set to win re-election for another five years on Friday after a vote opponents dismissed as a stage-managed fraud to keep the ailing leader in power. ...more

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MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko signaled to Russian potash producer Uralkali on Friday that he was interested in ending a nine-month dispute that has hurt both sides. Uralkali, the world's largest potash pr ...more

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A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes ...more

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NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday pledged to support Royal Dutch Shell's Russia expansion plans at a meeting with the company's chief executive Ben van Beurden. Van Beurden said during the meeting at Putin's ...more