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Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

SHYROKYNE, Ukraine (AP) — To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Police unable to confirm gang rape at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say they cannot confirm that the gang rape described in a Rolling Stone article last year occurred at the University of Virginia.

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No bond for millionaire Durst on New Orleans weapons charges

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate on Monday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to others.

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Tax refund advances appeal to more cash-strapped Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

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Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

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FACT CHECK: Higher taxes to balance GOP budgets

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91.

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Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

BEIRUT (AP) — For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their bloodiest defeat in Syria since the air campaign began in September.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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