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U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks 4:37am EDT

WASHINGTON - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

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U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

WASHINGTON - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.

28 Jul 2014
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Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday.

28 Jul 2014
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Former Virginia governor, wife go on trial on corruption charges

RICHMOND Va. - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations.

28 Jul 2014
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Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader.

World, China, United Nations 28 Jul 2014
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Chicago's Emanuel says to boost shelter space for child migrants

CHICAGO - Chicago will set up additional shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children to be funded by the federal government and run by local charities, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday.

28 Jul 2014