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US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the tense atmosphere in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country's Crimean region and to refrain from interfering elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014

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China blames separatists for knife attack; 33 dead

KUNMING, China (AP) — More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China in what state media said Sunday was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. Twenty-nine slash victims and four attackers were killed and 143 people wounded.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014

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Primaries offer 1st major test of voter ID laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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As NC debates, other states empty coal ash dumps

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Inside pits containing 1.7 million tons of coal ash at the Jefferies Generating Station, the hydraulic arm of a big orange excavator scooped up the toxic gray sludge and dropped it into the back of a dump truck.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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No sign of expansion at plant where UAW dealt loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Friday marks the end of the two-week period within which U.S. Sen. Bob Corker promised Volkswagen would announce another line at its factory in Tennessee if workers there rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's parliament approved a motion to use the country's military in Ukraine after a request from President Vladimir Putin as protests in Russian-speaking cities turned violent Saturday, sparking fears of a wide-scale invasion.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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A strong February wipes out S&P 500's January loss

NEW YORK (AP) — After two months of trading, the stock market is back where it started.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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AP Newsbreak: Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014

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