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Day after Netanyahu warning, U.S. and Iran make 'some progress' on nuclear talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake.

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Insight: From eastern flank, Iran-backed force advances on Tikrit

UDHAIM DAM, Iraq - Wearing military fatigues and a white turban, the Shi'ite cleric gave an eve-of-battle address to Iran-backed fighters preparing to attack Islamic State militants in Tikrit, praising them for defending their faith and urging them to fight honorably.

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Boston set to remember bloody week as bombing trial opens

BOSTON - Boston will relive some of its worst memories on Wednesday when federal prosecutors begin laying out their case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Justice Department finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri, police department routinely engages in racially biased practices, a law enforcement official familiar with the department's findings said on Tuesday. | Video

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Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

NEW YORK - As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage. | Video

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China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

BEIJING - China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments.

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U.S. Supreme Court weighs new conservative attack on Obamacare

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Wednesday a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance.

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EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says

BRUSSELS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia on Wednesday that any serious violation of the current ceasefire in east Ukraine - which she described as "fragile" - would prompt Europe to impose further sanctions on Moscow for supporting the separatists.