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U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S. ground forces.

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U.S. auto regulators defend role in GM recall after report

WASHINGTON - Federal auto safety regulators came under scrutiny in a Senate hearing on Tuesday for their role in General Motors' failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths.

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OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance

LONDON - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

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Default? What default? Argentina slams U.S. for using 'D' word

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina called in the United States' top diplomat in the country on Tuesday to express its "deep indignation" over a local newspaper interview in which he made reference the South American country's latest debt default.

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U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops

ATLANTA - U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus.

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Minnesota governor says Vikings' Peterson should be sidelined

- The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team's decision to reactivate the NFL player.