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Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

MUNICH/AMMAN Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on until he regains full control of the country.

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Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel

WASHINGTON U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers.

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U.S. consumers flex muscle; import prices signal weak inflation

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

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Legionnaires' outbreak near Flint discussed ahead of public notice: report

DETROIT At least six Environmental Protection Agency officials discussed late last March the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Genesee County and a suspected link to Flint, Michigan's change in drinking water sources and were told the state would alert the public, the Detroit News reported on Friday.

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Yellen's dilemma: a downturn with no easy response

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods.

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What's behind the global stock market selloff?

NEW YORK Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years.

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Kansas confirms two more norovirus cases in Buffalo Wild Wings probe

Two more cases of norovirus were confirmed in people who visited a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant in Kansas, but the source of the illness could not be identified, a spokeswoman for the state health department's county office said.

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South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

SEOUL South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.