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DENVER (AP) — A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.Pueblo County joined Denver and Boulder County in allowing gay couples to marry a day after ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, escalating a dispute the central government of P ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, where he was expected to meet with President Raul Castro and former leader Fidel Castro.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels attacked the Syrian defense minister's village on Friday, capturing parts of it after killing at least 18 soldiers and pro-government gunmen, activists said.The assault began with a suicide bombing against an army checkpoint ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won't approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday."It's too much money. We don't need ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses to invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of the year.The tax break all ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship "on an honest basis" after asking Washington's top spy to lea ...more

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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Some Colorado Democrats are publicly cringing at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's off-base remarks about two of its cities.In an interview with Rolling Stone posted online Thursday, Bloomberg said Pueblo and Colorado ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.The average forecast for growth in th ...more

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles Friday at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said, adding that four troops were killed in other clashes.President Petro Poro ...more