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Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension

VIENNA - Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday's deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources say. | Video

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Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury will return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer. | Video

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Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

BUFFALO - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow.

Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/KABUL - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said.

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Putin says Russia not isolated over Ukraine, blames West for frosty ties

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'.

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