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  • AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the enormous dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell. Known in Portuguese as...

  • Activists say Assad supporters protest in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say there has been a rare protest in Syria by hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad against the governor of the central Syrian town of Homs after twin bombings killed 25 children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Thursday's...

  • Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was debating a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group. As the militants closed in on a...

  • Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup

    DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department hooked up the system to a...

  • Community CEO to lead Natchez Regional Med Center

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The owner of two hospitals in Natchez will begin consolidation of the medical centers in 2015. For now, Community Health Systems officials told The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/1vzOQB7) that Natchez Regional Medical Center and Natchez Community Hospital will operate...

  • European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

  • D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds

    The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House? A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states...

  • Presidents should salute Marines out of respect, not obligation

    I watched the video of President Obama and his dismissive salute. Here is what I would like to say, no longer as the wife of an HMX Marine, but as his widow.

  • Feds paid for fighting fake fires

    Federal employees working for a Bureau of Land Management program designed to fight wildfires logged hours for fighting conflagrations that hadn't yet started and bought hundreds of thousands of dollars in gift cards using government funds, a government watchdog reports.

  • Confronting radical Islam at home

    This discussion is an important one to have —" not to find a scapegoat, but to understand root causes and uproot them.

  • Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House?

    A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states pivotal to winning a presidential primary.

  • Secret Service overlooked agents' deceit

    The Secret Service regularly overlooked examples of agents lying in order to avoid undermining their credibility in court, sources say. The practice allowed agents to continue testifying in court against assailants or potential threats to the president, according to two sources familiar with...

  • Rhode Island GOP files FEC complaint against Dem gubernatorial candidate

    The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint with the state's Board of Elections this week, alleging that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo violated campaign finance law by coordinating with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to star in a pricey election ad.

  • Obama's economic struggle: Convincing voters wage increases are coming

    Obama faces a major challenge in communicating that the economy is on an upward trajectory: Most families' incomes are barely growing, if they're growing at all.



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