Archive for June 25th, 2014

Cochran wins Miss. runoff, edges tea partyer

June 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.
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Officials: Sanctions on Russia could be delayed

June 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Obama administration officials.
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Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 – NYT

June 25, 2014
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By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported.
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World stocks slide on Wall St drop, Iraq violence

June 25, 2014
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HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets slumped Wednesday after Wall Street’s biggest decline in two weeks and ongoing violence in Iraq dampened sentiment.
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Homes damaged, trees uprooted in Indiana after tornado

June 25, 2014
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A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on Tuesday damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said.
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Christian-convert re-arrested in Sudan after death row reprieve, lawyer says

June 25, 2014
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A Sudanese Christian-convert who was released from death row on Monday was detained as she and her family sought to fly out of the capital on Tuesday, her lawyer and the U.S. State Department said.
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