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NJ lt. gov.: Aid-for-development claim false

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor on Monday strongly denied a claim that Superstorm Sandy relief funding was withheld from a severely flooded city because the mayor wouldn't sign off on a politically connected real estate venture.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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US to begin easing economic sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, the White House said.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Syrian opposition issues ultimatum on peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Monday that Iran must commit publicly within hours to withdraw its "troops and militias" from Syria and abide by a 2012 transitional roadmap, or else the U.N. should withdraw its invitation for Tehran to take part in a peace conference this week.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday to remember and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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NJ mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy has ratcheted up her allegation that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration tied recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project and said that she turned over documents to a federal prosecutor investigating his staff.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Survey finds distrust in government growing

LONDON (AP) — Trust in elected leaders has fallen sharply, a global survey revealed Monday, citing the protracted budget battle in Washington th

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Jailed American appears before reporters in NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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