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'No turning back': PM May triggers 'historic' Brexit

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. | Video

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Pending home sales surge to 10-month high

WASHINGTON Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes jumped to a 10-month high in February, pointing to robust demand for housing ahead of the busy spring selling season.

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Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs

The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.

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Police open fire after driver strikes patrol car near U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a woman drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday, and a police spokeswoman said the incident did not appear related to terrorism. | Video

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Activists who filmed Planned Parenthood workers charged in California

Two anti-abortion activists were charged in California with filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent while the pair posed as representatives of a fake company seeking to buy fetal tissue, prosecutors said.

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U.S. envoy to U.N.: Syria's Assad 'hindrance to moving forward'

NEW YORK U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is a "big hindrance in trying to move forward" to find an end to the country's six-year conflict.

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Christie associates to be sentenced for New Jersey bridge scandal

Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the Republican's White House ambitions.


Some 146 migrants feared dead after shipwreck, sole survivor says

ROME A rubber boat packed with 147 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and all but one of its passengers drowned, the sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday.