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Mexicans rejoice at Inarritu’s Oscar victories

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans rejoiced at the Oscar victories of native son Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on Monday, and embraced remarks he made that were widely seen as a criticism of their government. Inarritu responded to his best picture award for “Birdman” by expressing hope Mexico “can find and build the government that we [...]

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S. The [...]

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Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for the [...]

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Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

  GENEVA (AP) — World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that’s supposed to be adopted in Paris in December. At this point it’s a wish list [...]

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Egyptian court orders Al-Jazeera journalists freed on bail

  CAIRO (AP) — A court ordered two Al-Jazeera journalists freed on bail Thursday after more than a year in detention on terrorism charges in a case that human rights groups have called a sham. If authorities aim to eventually exonerate Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, their strategy for doing so remains murky and slow [...]

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Stocks are muted ahead of emergency meeting on Greek debt

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early trading Wednesday. Investors have their focus turned to Europe, where an emergency meeting of European finance ministers will address Greece’s appeal for more generous bailout conditions. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as the price of oil, once again, fell. KEEPING [...]

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Greek premier proclaims end to austerity in policy statement

  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set his leftist government on a collision course with Greece’s creditors Sunday, proclaiming an end to the era of austerity and “five years of bailout barbarity.” Tsipras presented his government’s policy statement to Greek lawmakers which included, as he had forewarned, all the promises [...]

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Obama’s budget targets high cost of cutting-edge drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With patients facing greater exposure to the high cost of new medications, President Barack Obama on Monday called for government to use its buying power to squeeze drug companies for lower prices. Obama’s budget asks Congress to authorize Medicare to negotiate on behalf of its beneficiaries for so-called “specialty” drugs [...]

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Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.Investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from several companies, including Ford, Coach and Harley-Davidson. Homebuilder stocks surged.Even energy stocks, which were down most of the day, recovered in concert with a slight uptick in oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 8 cents to [...]

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Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. The Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday that, through the middle of January, more than 7.1 million [...]

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Tunisia announces new minority government without Islamists

  TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid announced a new minority government Friday that excludes most of the major players on the political scene, including Islamist and leftist parties. The big winner in last year’s elections was the nationalist Nida Tunis party, but with only 86 of the 217 seats, it had [...]

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