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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.Submission of the ballot initiative to the city of Car ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that he was confident of the peaceful growth in relations with self-ruled Taiwan, an island China claims as its own, saying it was a historic trend that could not be reversed. Cr ...more

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending Venezuela's legislative elections later this year.Maduro said Wednesday that even under the most adverse circumstances he would go forw ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.Governo ...more

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(Reuters) - Major League Soccer and its players reached a "deal in principle" on a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday to avoid a work stoppage two days before the 20th MLS season opens. MLS chief Don Garber told Reuters the play ...more

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns.The move comes a week after at least 10,000 Haitians marched in Port- ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.The bill, approved by a vote ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with t ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.The increase to about $145 billion in ...more