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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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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that controls spending says President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too much money and the House won't approve it.Congressman Hal Rogers, chairman of ...more

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DENVER (AP) — A third Colorado county is issuing marriage licenses to gay couples even though the legal fight on the issue isn't over in the state.Pueblo County began handing out licenses on Friday. On Thursday, Denver joined Boulder County in i ...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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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of the year.The tax break allows ...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

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show.The W ...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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GENEVA (AP) — Israel's air campaign in Gaza may violate international laws prohibiting the targeting of civilians, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Friday.Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said the Israeli milita ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — It's not your typical car lot.Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be ...more