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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Winning admission to the prestigious University of California was harder for California students this year than it was for international applicants, according to data released on Thursday lik ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a "peaceful resolution" to their disputes before a Dec. 6 parliamentary election and said the United States wanted to improve ties. ...more

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president. When Enrique Pena Nieto hosted towering King Felipe of Spain this week, it was a tongue-in-cheek paint ad ridiculing his 10- inch heigh ...more

Reuters News - 13 mins ago

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on U.S. defense contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly busines ...more

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By Alex Wilts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presidential contender Rick Perry urged his fellow Republicans on Thursday to work harder to win black votes, saying decades of failed Democratic economic policies had given the party a fresh opportunity t ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jacobo Zabludovsky, a journalist who for decades was seen as a symbol of the tight links between Mexico's government and press, died Thursday at age 87.Zabludovsky anchored Mexico's most-viewed evening news program for almost ...more

AP News - 23 mins ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's voting for."If it's saying 'No' to austeri ...more

Reuters News - 34 mins ago

(Reuters) - San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games without pay four violating the National Football League's substance abuse policy, the team said on Wednesday. Gates, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection who is ...more

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By Simon Evans EDMONTON (Reuters) - Defending champions Japan and the rival United States are gearing up for the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday where both teams will have the added motivation of trying to avenge a past loss to ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.A senior U.S. official said that Tariq bin Tahar ...more