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'Cessation of hostilities' in Syria lets Russia keep bombing

MUNICH Major powers agreed on Friday to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war.

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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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Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

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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.

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Exclusive: Woman whose family inspired Oregon standoff hopes more challenge govt

The wife and mother of two men whose imprisonment in January precipitated a 41-day standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge told Reuters on Thursday she hopes the peaceful outcome will spur further activism to curb the reach of the federal government.