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Republican White House contender Rubio to deliver economic speech 1:08am EDT

CHICAGO - Presidential candidate Marco Rubio will deliver an economic speech in Chicago on Tuesday with the goal of separating himself from the packed field of Republican candidates and kick-starting his campaign into a more active, visible phase.

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U.S. court upholds ruling against Puerto Rico bankruptcy law, slams exclusion

(The story changes court description in first paragraph to "appeals" from "supreme")

8:31am EDT
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China downplays Hillary Clinton claim it hacked U.S. information

BEIJING - China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America".

China 06 Jul 2015
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Hoax letter to Russian media seeks to tie U.S. senator to Ukraine

WASHINGTON - A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker, Senator Richard Durbin, was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk how to run his government, Durbin's office said on Monday.

Russia 06 Jul 2015
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White House criticizes Senate for not approving appointments to counter Islamic State

WASHINGTON - The White House criticized Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Monday for not approving appointments aimed at fighting the Islamic State.

06 Jul 2015