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US job gain despite freeze raises economic hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job growth in the United States has proved surprisingly consistent.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014

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Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014

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Officer says US general sexually assaulted her

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Defense lawyers for an Amy general facing sexual assault charges say his accuser's testimony gave them plenty to challenge as they prepare to cross-examine her on Monday.

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Russian troops reported on move again in Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Saturday was reported to be reinforcing its military presence in Crimea as Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as puppets.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014

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2 dozen children die in drought-hit south Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities are investigating whether malnutrition is responsible for the deaths of nearly two dozen children in the country's drought-hit desert south.

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Boy buried by avalanche tried to bite his way out

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to "lick and bite" his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014

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US employers add 175K jobs despite harsh weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.

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Heavier sanctions on Russia could backfire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. and Europe.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014

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