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Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. | Video

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Argentina aims to skirt U.S. court, bring debt under national law

BUENOS AIRES - President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday unveiled legislation that seeks to push bondholders to swap defaulted debt for new notes governed by Argentine law, a move aimed at skirting a U.S. ruling that prevented her government from paying its creditors.

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China fines 12 Japanese firms $201 million for price-fixing

BEIJING - China's anti-monopoly regulator said on Wednesday it has ordered 12 Japanese auto part and bearings makers to pay fines totaling 1.24 billion yuan ($201.80 million) for manipulating prices.

Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

WASHINGTON - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over.

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Indicted Texas Governor Perry has fingerprints, mug shot taken

AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power.

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Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion

DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion. | Video