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Greece defaults on IMF payment despite last-minute overtures to creditors

ATHENS - Greece made last-minute overtures to its international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday, but it was not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. | Video

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U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled on Wednesday

WASHINGTON/HAVANA - The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be unveiled on Wednesday, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. | Video

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KKK plans South Carolina rally as Confederate flag debate continues

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at South Carolina's capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white supremacy was vandalized on Tuesday amid scrutiny of symbols associated with slavery.

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After 'gratifying' week, Obama sees long to-do list in time left

WASHINGTON - It did not match the week of his wedding or the weeks his daughters were born, but President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that last week was a particularly momentous one for him. | Video

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Over 100 feared dead after Indonesia military plane crashes

MEDAN, Indonesia - More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane plowed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes. | Video

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U.S. court rules NSA can temporarily resume bulk phone data collection

WASHINGTON - A U.S. court has ruled that the eavesdropping National Security Agency can temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' telephone records, according to documents made public on Tuesday.

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U.S. names new envoy for bid to close Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON - A newly appointed special envoy to lead the Obama administration’s efforts to close the Guantanamo prison said he saw a window of opportunity that could substantially reduce the detainee population there in coming months.

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U.S., Iran presidents issue warnings as nuclear talks extended

VIENNA - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon were not cut off.