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Kasich, Christie make the cut for prime-time Republican debate

WASHINGTON - Republican Governors Chris Christie and John Kasich on Tuesday grabbed the last spots on stage next to front-runner Donald Trump and seven others in the first prime-time presidential debate, winning a potentially valuable head start in exposure. | Video

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U.S. factory orders rebound on strong demand for aircraft

WASHINGTON - New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded strongly in June on robust demand for transportation equipment and other goods, a hopeful sign for the struggling manufacturing sector.

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Dollar, bond yields rise on Fed rate risk

SYDNEY - Asian share markets were in a mixed mood on Wednesday as the mounting risks of a hike in U.S. interest rates as early as next month lifted the dollar and bond yields, pressuring currencies across the region.

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Americans say blacks treated less fairly in 2015 than 2007: Gallup

NEW YORK - In the wake of high profile killings of unarmed black men by police, Americans feel blacks are treated less fairly today than they were in 2007, according to survey results released on Tuesday.

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Drugmaker Shire bids $30 billion for Baxter spin-off Baxalta

LONDON - Drugmaker Shire said on Tuesday it was seeking to buy Baxalta , a company spun-off by Baxter International last month, for $30 billion to forge the leading global specialist in rare diseases.

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Pfizer wins EU approval for $15 billion Hospira buy

BRUSSELS - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer gained European Union antitrust approval on Tuesday for its proposed $15 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Hospira after pledging to sell some drugs to allay competition concerns.

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University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shooting

- The University of Cincinnati has set up a new post for safety and reform to review on-campus policing following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a university police officer last month, the school said on Tuesday.

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In blow, U.S.-trained Syrian rebels captured by al Qaeda wing

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Tuesday it had indications that Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military were captured by fighters from al Qaeda's Syria wing, Nusra Front, in the latest blow to a fledgling program at the center of America's war strategy.