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Secretary Of State John Kerry
Secretary Of State John Kerry (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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US Decries Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine

The U.S. is condemning instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions in Ukraine.

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A joint session of the Michigan state Legislature. The state's largest city, Detroit, reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but has cut monthly payments for other former employees.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
A joint session of the Michigan state Legislature. The state's largest city, Detroit, reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but has cut monthly payments for other former employees.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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More Deals Coming in Detroit Bankruptcy

On the heels of major deals with pension funds, an attorney for the city of Detroit on Thursday predicted more agreements in the days ahead to help it emerge from bankruptcy.

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CBO: Obama Budget Understates Deficits

A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
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Deal Reached on Calming Ukraine Tensions

Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

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Peeing Teen Forces Draining of Oregon Reservoir

The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.

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Alan Morison of Australia, editor of The English-language news website Phuketwan, left, and his Thai colleague, Chutima Sidasathien, right, during a break at Phuket provincial courtroom in Thailand Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Krissada Muanhawong)
Alan Morison of Australia, editor of The English-language news website Phuketwan, left, and his Thai colleague, Chutima Sidasathien, right, during a break at Phuket provincial courtroom in Thailand Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Krissada Muanhawong)
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Thailand Charges 2 Journalists Over Reports

Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

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Forensic expert, Roger Dixon, left, answers questions put to him by chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel , right, during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa,  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Forensic expert, Roger Dixon, left, answers questions put to him by chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel , right, during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
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Pistorius Defense Forensic Expert Challenged

The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
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Putin: No Desire to Send Troops to Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin Thursday rejected claims Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.

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Medical workers aid injured people following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston. Nearly a year after homemade bombs ripped through the marathon's finish line, there is little evidence of any lasting impact on the political world.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Medical workers aid injured people following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston. Nearly a year after homemade bombs ripped through the marathon's finish line, there is little evidence of any lasting impact on the political world. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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Scant Gov’t Response to Bombing a Year Later

A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

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South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea
South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Ferry Evacuation Order Was Too Late for Many

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list, a crew member said Thursday.

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