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As default looms, Merkel rules out more negotiations with Greece

ATHENS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out new negotiations with Greece until after it votes on a proposal from creditors, leaving virtually no hope left to avert a midnight default despite a plea from Athens for a last-minute bailout extension. | Video

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U.S. consumer confidence rises; manufacturing still soft

NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence increased solidly in June, with households upbeat about the labor market, supporting views the economy was back on firmer footing after wobbling at the start of the year.

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Tunisia hotel gunman trained in Libya jihadist camp: government

TUNIS - The Tunisian gunman who carried out a deadly attack on a hotel last Friday trained in a jihadist camp in Libya last year, Tunisia's government said on Tuesday.

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Court rules NSA can resume bulk collection of phone records: NY Times

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' domestic phone call records, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Obama seeks overtime rules revamp that could help 5 million workers

- The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled details of a long-awaited proposal that would make nearly 5 million more U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay, but many businesses say it would force them to cut hours and wages. | Video

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Jeb Bush releasing 33 years of tax records in show of transparency

WASHINGTON - Republican Jeb Bush planned to release 33 years of tax records on Tuesday in what was believed to be the most ever made public by a presidential candidate.

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U.S. Justice Dept. cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest

- Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice.