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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate....

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women....

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration pushed back Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism aimed at Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, with U.S. officials saying Kerry had in no way abandoned key Israeli needs....

FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners....

Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....

Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily....

White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says it expects the European Union to impose new sanctions this week against Russia, including against key sectors of the Russian economy, and that the United States will implement additional measures as well....

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday....

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...

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Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

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FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

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