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Iraq army and Shi'ite militias launch attacks north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. | Video

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Americans say keep politics out of the Fed

WASHINGTON - Most Americans don't know who runs the Federal Reserve, but they do believe that elected officials should stay out of its business, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.

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Exclusive: SEC plans to level playing field for newer ETF firms

NEW YORK - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may strip Vanguard Group, BlackRock Inc and State Street Corp, the oldest and biggest providers of exchange-traded funds, of an advantage they hold over newer rivals in how they assemble the shares of their funds, said sources familiar with the SEC.

Chicago's black voters key as Garcia battles to defeat Emanuel in mayoral race

CHICAGO - Winning more support from Chicago’s black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeating incumbent Rahm Emanuel in a run-off and become Chicago’s first Hispanic mayor.

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Iran says nuclear deal hinges on U.S. will to lift sanctions

GENEVA - A deal on Iran's nuclear program could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

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Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday. | Video

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Right-to-work legislation advances in Wisconsin statehouse

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin legislative panel was due on Monday to review a state Senate-passed bill that would allow private-sector employees to avoid joining a union or paying union dues even when working under union-negotiated contracts.