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GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

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Secret Service director says he's working on agency culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior agents accused of being involved in a drunken-driving crash at the White House earlier this month appeared to "nudge" a large construction barrier as they drove through a secure area, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told lawmakers Tuesday. He said he didn't find out about the incident until days afterward.

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Britain's shame: Evidence mounts of child-abuse cover-up

LONDON (AP) — A toxic mix of misuse of power and official silence has become Britain's shame as the country faces up to a growing web of evidence that the abuse of vulnerable children by powerful men was covered up for decades.

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Friend says he gave Boston Marathon bomber a handgun

BOSTON (AP) — A close friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has testified he gave a gun to the Boston Marathon bomber two months before the attack.

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Landmarks go green for St. Patrick's Day around the world

DUBLIN (AP) — Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for on St. Patrick's Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and other cities Tuesday.

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Fed rate hike expectations shake up stocks, bonds and dollar

NEW YORK (AP) — Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that's shaking up financial markets.

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Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S and five world powers that would lead to a breakthrough eluding them for more than a decade — a formal pact limiting Tehran's ability to make an atomic weapon while easing punitive economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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Israelis vote for parliament; campaign focused on economy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday, after a heated campaign focused on economic issues such as the high cost of living rather than fears of a nuclear Iran or the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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