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Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

BOSTON Reuters - Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

WASHINGTON - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

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Argentina, holdout creditors still without deal: minister


- Argentina Economy Minister Axel Kicillof on Wednesday said the country offered a group of holdout creditors the same reduced payment terms it has agreed to pay other holders of its restructured bonds, but the holdouts refused the offer.

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Debt mediator Pollack: Argentina 'will imminently be in default': statement

- The mediator in Argentina's debt case said no agreement was reached on Wednesday, and "the Republic of Argentina will imminently be in default," he said in a statement.

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Argentina economy minister to hold NY press conference shortly

- Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was expected to speak shortly at the country's New York consulate, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip


GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting. | Video

Israeli troops, with dogs and robots, track Gaza tunnels

GAZA STRIP - Israeli Colonel Tomer was literally tipped off to the tunnel snaking under a Palestinian village when the tank-churned earth gave way to the weight of one of his behemoth bulldozers' treads.

Liberia shuts schools, considers quarantine to curb Ebola


DAKAR - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, announcing the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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U.S. resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages

WASHINGTON - The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local U.S. arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday.

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Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion for 'Hustle' fraud


NEW YORK - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp to pay a $1.27 billion penalty for fraud over shoddy mortgages sold by the former Countrywide Financial Corp.


Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.