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UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

GENEVA (AP) — Forced labor produces illegal profits of $150 billion a year, the United Nations' labor agency said Tuesday as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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House approves $12 billion-plus water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed the closest thing so far this year to an infrastructure bill — a $12 billion-plus bipartisan measure authorizing 34 water projects, ranging from flood protection in California and North Dakota to deepening the Port of Savannah and widening a Texas-Louisiana waterway that services the oil industry.

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Thailand's army declares martial law, denies coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's powerful military chief intervened Tuesday for the first time in the country's latest political crisis, declaring martial law and dispatching gun-mounted jeeps into the heart of the capital with a vow to resolve the deepening conflict as quickly as possible.

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US hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The victims of the alleged Chinese-backed hacking plot may have been their own worst enemies.

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Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won't work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases.

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Credit Suisse case called warning to foreign banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit Suisse AG's guilty plea and $2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.

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Why is the latest China spy case so significant?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has brought unprecedented criminal charges against five officials in the Chinese military for hacking into private U.S. companies' systems and stealing trade secrets. It was the first time the U.S. has revealed any evidence the Chinese government was going after American companies' private information for economic gain.

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Dozens wed after Oregon gay marriage ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of gay and lesbian couples are now legally married in Oregon after a judge invalidated the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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