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Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

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Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. 



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Obama wraps up India visit with town hall meeting

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US President Barack Obama will host a town hall-style meeting in India on Tuesday, seeking to stress the shared values of the world's largest democracies as he wraps up a visit aimed at reinvigorating their sometimes tense ties. The speech to around 1,500 young Indians comes...(more) 



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TE Connectivity nears deal to sell network business to CommScope: WSJ

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(Reuters) - Swiss electronics company TE Connectivity Ltd is said to be nearing a deal to sell its network equipment unit to CommScope Holding Co Inc for about $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal does not include...(more) 



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We can solve climate change, but it won’t be cheap or easy

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Pretty much everyone who acknowledges the problem of climate change is hungry for good news about it, which makes sense, as most of the news is overwhelming and awful. There is high demand for optimism — I hear it every time someone asks me to...(more) 



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Lakers' Bryant to have surgery, season in jeopardy

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(Reuters) - Kobe Bryant's NBA season could be over after the guard agreed to have surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Monday. The five-time National Basketball Association champion will have surgery on Wednesday and a timeline...(more) 



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CBO lowers cost forecast for Obamacare's insurance subsidies

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Obamacare will cost 7 percent less than expected over the next decade for federal subsidies to help lower-income people pay for private health insurance, congressional researchers said on Monday. A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said insurance coverage would cost $964 billion from...(more) 




Girl found dead near Rochester in 1979 identified

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A teenage girl found dead in an upstate New York field in 1979 has finally been identified.  



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Court bans child being named Nutella

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A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision. 



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Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

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CAIRO (AP) — In a sign of confidence by a tough Egyptian government, Hosni Mubarak's two sons were freed Monday after almost four years in prison, following a weekend marked by a spate of protester killings by an increasingly heavy-handed police force. 



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Top Malian army officer survives assassination attempt in capital: sources

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One of Mali's most senior military officers survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bamako, on Monday, three sources told Reuters. General Mohamed Ould Meydou, adviser to the chief of staff of Mali's army and the most senior Arab officer in the military, was shot by...(more) 



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Merkel calls threats, attacks against Jews in Germany 'disgrace'

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Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was a "disgrace" that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats or violence, as she marked 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Merkel joined survivors of the former camp, created by Nazi Germany in southern Poland, for...(more) 



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Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

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By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S....(more) 



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