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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. He later conceded that pressure […]

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In this photo provided by Dawson Jope, center, Dawson poses with the daughter of his host family, Nancy Bartholomew, left, and her cousins Andala, right, and Solomon, front, in Bo, Sierra Leone. The 25-year-old from Carmichael, Calif., is one of hundreds of Peace Corps volunteer being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. (AP Photo/Courtesy Dawson Jope)

Families await Peace Corps evacuees’ homecoming

  CHICAGO (AP) — Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations […]

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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release […]

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An employee  of the Monrovia City Corporation sprays disinfectant inside a government building in a bid to prevent the spread of  the deadly Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. U.S. health officials warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

  CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization […]

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FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel’s back

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to replenish Israel’s missile defense system, and House approval was expected in the final hours before lawmakers began a summer break. The […]

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