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Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.14 Pct

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.14 Pct Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 4.14 pct.; 15-year loan down to 3.25 pct....

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Gauge of US Economy Posts 0.4 Percent April Gain

Gauge of US Economy Posts 0.4 Percent April Gain Measure of US economy's future health rises 0.4 percent in April, pointing to stronger growth...

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FBI Ends Investigation of 9/11 Defense Team Member

FBI Ends Investigation of 9/11 Defense Team Member FBI ends investigation of defense team member that halted 9/11 pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo...

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Iraq's Oil Exports Increase 6 Percent in April

Iraq's Oil Exports Increase 6 Percent in April Iraq oil ministry: Crude exports climb nearly 6 percent in April; major pipeline still idle...

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Poll: Only Slight Majority in Egypt Backs El-Sissi

Poll: Only Slight Majority in Egypt Backs El-Sissi US poll finds 54 percent of Egyptians find el-Sissi favorable, showing deep divisions...

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CANNES WATCH: Kylie Has Ice Cream Date in Cannes

CANNES WATCH: Kylie Has Ice Cream Date in Cannes CANNES WATCH: Kylie Minogue's Cannes gig? A birthday party for ice cream...

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Rise to 326,000

US Unemployment Aid Applications Rise to 326,000 Applications for US unemployment benefits rise to 326,000, though remain at low level...

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Stocks Edge Higher in Early Trading on Wall Street

Stocks Edge Higher in Early Trading on Wall Street US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; Best Buy jumps after beating earnings forecast...

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Wrong Women Getting Double Mastectomies

Wrong Women Getting Double Mastectomies Fear trumps evidence in breast cancer surgery decisions, a study found....

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Niederauer Steps Down at New York Stock Exchange

Niederauer Steps Down at New York Stock Exchange Niederauer departs as CEO of New York Stock Exchange, citing rapid integration with ICE...

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Ex-Venezuela President Lusinchi Dies at 89

Ex-Venezuela President Lusinchi Dies at 89 Former Venezuelan President Lusinchi, who struggled to tame economic crisis, dies at age of 89...

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Mark Davies Appointed to AP Nerve Center

Mark Davies Appointed to AP Nerve Center Mark Davies, veteran print and broadcast journalist, appointed to AP Nerve Center...

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China Will Step up Scrutiny of Internet Technology

China Will Step up Scrutiny of Internet Technology China will step up scrutiny of Internet technology products for possible security flaws...

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Crazy Horse Sculptor's Widow Dies, Project Ongoing

Crazy Horse Sculptor's Widow Dies, Project Ongoing Ruth Ziolkowski, widow of Crazy Horse Memorial sculptor who made monument national draw, dies...

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Nepal Opens up 104 New Peaks for Climbing

Nepal Opens up 104 New Peaks for Climbing Nepal opens up 104 new mountain peaks to climbers including 2 named after Everest conquerors...

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Biden: Cyprus to Turn Region Into Global Gas Hub

Biden: Cyprus to Turn Region Into Global Gas Hub US vice president says Cyprus poised to transform eastern Med into global natural gas hub...

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'American Idol' Recap: Who Won It All

'American Idol' Recap: Who Won It All Caleb Johnson was crowned the new "American Idol" champion on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old rocker from Asheville, North Carolina, received more of the viewers' votes than runner-up Jena Irene. After host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement, Johnson received hugs from his fellow season-13 finalists. He then performed his new single, "As Long As You Love Me," as confetti fell from the ceiling. Johnson will be awarded a recording contract. He'll release an album on August 12. You can pre-order it now on iTunes. Johnson and Irene, a 17-year-old resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan, both received a 2015 Ford Mustang....

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Nigeria Schools Close to Protest Gov't Inaction

Nigeria Schools Close to Protest Gov't Inaction Protests hit Nigeria against kidnappings of schoolgirls, gov't inaction; bomb victims sought...

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Germany: Recognize Legitimacy of Ukraine Vote

Germany: Recognize Legitimacy of Ukraine Vote Germany: important that Ukraine election results recognized, Russia hasn't chosen isolation...

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Classified Satellite Launched Into Space

Classified Satellite Launched Into Space Air Force launches classified satellite for US national security, details kept secret...

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