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House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions

WASHINGTON - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the U.S. domestic security agency ended on Tuesday, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent into disorder.

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Australian convicts transferred to Indonesian island for execution

CILACAP, Indonesia - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining Indonesia's determination to use the death penalty despite international criticism.

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

MONTREUX, Switzerland - Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. | Video

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Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home: lawyer

MOSCOW - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home. | Video

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Target to cut thousands of jobs

- U.S. retailer Target Corp on Tuesday said it planned to cut several thousand jobs, mainly from headquarters locations, as part of a restructuring that will cut $2 billion in costs over two years.

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Democrats, State Department defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

WASHINGTON - Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.

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Engineer from California train derailment has died, police say

LOS ANGELES - A 62-year-old train engineer who was hospitalized after a train crash and derailment last week in Southern California has died, in the first fatality from the incident that left about 50 people injured, police said on Tuesday.

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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift. | Video