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Stocks rally as tensions ease in Ukraine

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Relieved investors sent stocks sharply higher Tuesday after Russia pulled troops back from the border of Ukraine. The rally erased steep losses from Monday caused by fears an escalating conflict....
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Lawmakers press White House, again, on pot rules

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Deputy Administrator Thomas M. Harrigan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, before the House Oversight subcommittee on Government Operations hearing on the Obama Administration’s policies on marijuana....
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TV channel apologizes for Pistorius witness image

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock on the second day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras,...

NASA plots daring flight to Jupiter’s watery moon

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter’s watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be life. The space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa....

DA: no charges for Crowder in UNC fraud case

The prosecutor leading an investigation into fraud in an academic department at North Carolina says a retired administrator tied to the case won’t face charges. In a news release Tuesday, Orange County district attorney Jim Woodall said Deborah Crowder from the formerly...

White House: Jobless rate over 6 percent ’til 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s $3.9 trillion budget proposal for next year suggests the U.S. economic recovery that began in 2009 will continue to gain momentum over the next few years but that the unemployment rate won’t fall to pre-recession...
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5 things to know about Iditarod’s furry athletes

In this March 3, 2014 photo, Ramey Smyth drives his dog team into the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race near Puntilla Lake, Alaska. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen) In this March 3, 2014 photo, Ramey Smyth drives his dog team into...

US, EU push for Russia sanctions over Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia unless Moscow deescalates the crisis in Ukraine and pulls its troops on the Crimean peninsula back to its barracks. The U.S. has already halted military...

Signature voice Carl Kasell retiring from NPR

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR News for decades, is stepping down from the comedy news quiz show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” and retiring from the network this spring. Kasell has been a recognizable voice on NPR for...