FBI tightens grip on final occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West.

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Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve is unlikely to reverse its plan to raise interest rates further this year, but tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets, and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth have raised risks to the U.S. economy, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. | Video

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Twitter's CEO making big product changes, but users not wowed

SAN FRANCISCO Since returning to Twitter Inc in July, Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey has made a handful of dramatic changes to the micro-blogging service - and promised more.

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Justice Dept. sues Ferguson, Missouri, to force police reforms

FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities.

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Exclusive: Australia directed officials how to address Nauru rights concerns, documents show

SYDNEY Australia's government has directed senior officials on how to respond to questions about political turmoil and alleged corruption in Nauru, where it has an asylum seeker detention center, documents obtained by Reuters under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. President Barack Obama paid a nostalgic visit on Wednesday to the place that launched his political career and made a renewed call for better relations between Republicans and Democrats to create a more positive tone in U.S. politics. | Video