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Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal

MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | Video

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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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'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brother

BOSTON - Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber opened his trial on Wednesday with a stunning statement about their client, charged with killing three people and injuring 264: "It was him."

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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.

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Two Malaysians identified in IS beheading video from Syria

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities have identified two Malaysians in a video by the Islamic State of a beheading that is believed to have taken place in Syria.

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U.S. Supreme Court justices weigh challenge to Obamacare

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. | Video

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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.