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Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

WASHINGTON - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid - WSJ

- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Georgia halts execution of state's only female death row inmate

ATLANTA - Georgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said.

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China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark World War Two anniversary

BEIJING - China will hold a military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.

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Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had raised it with President Xi Jinping. | Video

World, Tech, China 02 Mar 2015

Exclusive: Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia - Obama

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years. | Video

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Accused Boston bomber's slain older brother to loom over trial

BOSTON - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect sparred with federal prosecutors on Monday over how early in the trial they may discuss his older brother's role in the attack, suggesting the defendant's life may well hang on that question.