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US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

Editor's Note: Another in a series of stories detailing secret American political activity in Cuba under the Obama administration, including the creation of a covert U.S.-backed "Cuban Twitter" program.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014

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Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care

NEW YORK (AP) — When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Hiring up, but Yellen 'dashboard' signals caution

WASHINGTON (AP) — With employers ramping up hiring and the unemployment rate sinking in the past year, pressure is rising on Janet Yellen's Federal Reserve: Is the time near to raise interest rates to prevent a strengthening economy from igniting inflation?

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Blast at China car parts plant kills 68, hurts 187

BEIJING (AP) — Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors, officials said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 August 2014

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WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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