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Obama order forces Philly rail workers back on job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday forced union workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to the job, granting Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the contract dispute.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Ships move into Gulf as Obama lays out goals for Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier was ordered to move into the Persian Gulf on Saturday as the United State laid out specific ways for Iraq to show it is forging the national unity necessary to gain assistance in its fight against Islamic insurgents.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Baltimore police shoot cow running loose in city

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police shot and killed a steer that escaped from a city slaughterhouse on a downtown street Friday morning, a spokeswoman said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Army: Bergdahl 'looked good' after returning to US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the moments after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he was nervous but "looked good" and saluted a commanding officer who welcomed him home, military officials said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Ukraine: 49 dead as rebels down military plane

NOVOHANNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane Saturday, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard in a bloody escalation of the conflict in the country's restive east.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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AP Analysis: Turmoil blurring Mideast borders

CAIRO (AP) — Working in secret, European diplomats drew up the borders that have defined the Middle East's nations for nearly a century — but now civil war, sectarian bloodshed and leadership failures threaten to rip that map apart.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Afghans line up to vote in presidential runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite a Taliban threat to stay away, Afghans lined up Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff between two candidates who both promise to improve ties with the West and combat corruption as they confront a powerful Taliban insurgency and preside over the withdrawal of most foreign troops by the end of the year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Israeli official says missing teens presumed alive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Saturday that the military is determined to find the three missing teenagers, one of whom is an American, who he said are presumed alive and believed held by Palestinian militants.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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