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U.S. housing data weaker than expected, but services sector expands

WASHINGTON - Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.

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U.S. appeals court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, the latest in a string of court rulings to back gay marriage.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 3:39pm EDT

Ford raises F-150 prices, dealers begin ordering 2015 models

DETROIT - U.S. and Canadian dealers on Monday began ordering 2015 Ford Motor Co F-150 pickup trucks, which are lighter than earlier models, priced higher and include additional standard features, the company said.

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Court orders Russia to pay $50 billion for seizing Yukos assets

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM - An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin.

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

TRIPOLI - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. | Video

World, United Nations, Libya 1:01pm EDT