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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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French government dissolved amid internal feud

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Facts about US racial unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014

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