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Netanyahu surges to victory in Israeli vote

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party scored a resounding victory in Israel's election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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APNewsBreak: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

ISTANBUL (AP) — A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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