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Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, Th…

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Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Secretary of State Kerry arrived in Geneva on Wednesday for the high-stakes diplo…

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Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.

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Pension angst in Springfield

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Republican Rand Paul, Kentucky Sen.

Republican Rand Paul, Kentucky Sen.

"We're definitely talking about it, my family is talking about it. I truly won't make my mind up until after the 2014 elections. But I haven't been shy in saying we're thinking about it." —March 9, Fox News.

April 07, 2014 2:29 pm
Republican Marco Rubio, Florida Sen.

Republican Marco Rubio, Florida Sen.

"That's something that I'll consider later in this year, early next year." — March, NBC.

April 07, 2014 2:29 am
Democrat Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State

Democrat Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State

"I haven't made up my mind. I really have not." — December, ABC.

April 07, 2014 2:00 am
Americans react to Obama's address to nation

Americans react to Obama's address to nation

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014.

January 29, 2014 2:56 am
Iran, US, Europe start implementing nuclear deal

Iran, US, Europe start implementing nuclear deal

This Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 file photo, shows an aerial view of a heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak. Iranian state TV on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 announced the country has started implementing a landmark deal struck between six world powers and Tehran to ease Wes…

January 20, 2014 11:36 am
Huge budget bill aims to show Congress' mettle

Huge budget bill aims to show Congress' mettle

House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, and GOP leaders face reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, after a weekly House Republican Conference meeting. The Republicans tied the recent stagnant employment reports to the policies of President Barack Obama and Democratic …

January 14, 2014 4:34 pm
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Congress governs self under Obamacare

Congress governs self under Obamacare

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their…

November 01, 2013 2:19 am

Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience - and underwhelming reviews.

October 10, 2013 3:11 pm Related

Groups race to hire, train 'Obamacare' guides

CHICAGO | With the program known as "Obamacare" only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical challenges: hiring and training a small army of instant experts who can explain the intricacie…

September 09, 2013 11:30 am

Dems, conservatives line up on health care fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm
Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of bold and open-ended steps Thursday designed to stimulate the economy by boosting the stock market and making it cheaper for people to borrow and spend.

September 13, 2012 3:30 pm Related

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am

Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm
Supreme Court justices are moving to the heart of health care overhaul

Supreme Court justices are moving to the heart of health care overhaul

As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled on Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

March 29, 2012 9:00 am Related
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