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Obama: Vladimir Putin must compel separatists to cooperate with crash investigation

By Susan Crabtree | 07/21/14 12:10 PM

President Obama delivered a stern message to Putin on Monday, accusing him of failing to live up to his promises to intervene to protect the crash site of the downed Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine and stop the fighting by the Russian-backed separatists to allow for a credible international...
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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

By NEDRA PICKLER | 07/21/14 05:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." "America's federal...
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Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

By JOSH LEDERMAN | 07/21/14 05:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White...
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