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Ukraine rejects Putin’s offer of gas discounts

European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger walks past Ukraine Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan as he addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Russia’s gas giant Gazprom has given Ukraine another week, until next...
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Iraqi officials say militants seize city of Tikrit

Iraqi federal policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June. 11, 2014. The Iraqi government has tightened its security measures after a stunning assault that exposed Iraq’s eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of...
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Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

In this Thursday, June 5, 2014 photo, Zeinat Akhras and her brother Ayman pose inside a Greek Orthodox church in Homs, Syria. Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, still bears the effects of more than two years trapped in her home, surrounded by rebel fighters, for nearly two years...
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Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey

Bottles of George Dickel Tennessee whiskey are displayed in a liquor store Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Alcohol regulators ended their investigation into whether George Dickel, a subsidiary of liquor giant Diageo, violated state laws by storing whiskey in...
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Families wait, hope after Oregon school shooting

Freshman Hailee Siebert, 15, cries on her mothers shoulder after students arrived at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of...
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Ohio, Illinois soldiers killed in airstrike

A sign stands outside the home of Aaron Toppen and his family in Mokena, Ill., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. A family spokeswoman told The Associated Press that Topper, 19, was among five American troops killed this week during a friendly fire airstrike in Afghanistan. Jennie Swartz...
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Chrissie Hynde a Pretender no more on ‘Stockholm’

Chrissie Hynde poses for portraits at a north London recording studio, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, following the release of her first solo venture, entitled Stockholm, six years after the last Pretenders album. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Chrissie Hynde poses for portraits at a...
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Despite more leaks and teases, E3 still surprises

Show attendees play the “LittleBigPlanet 3″ video game at the Sony booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Show attendees play the “LittleBigPlanet 3″ video game at the Sony booth at the...

Central Ohio Man Gets 22 Years For Child Porn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison after admitting that he gave alcohol to a 16-year-old girl and photographed her partially clothed. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that 46-year-old Kristopher Hurt, a former cab driver,...

Jury Deliberating Ohio Mass Shooting Case

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A jury is continuing deliberations in the death-penalty case of a man charged in the slayings of four people in a northeast Ohio townhome last year. Charges against 22-year-old Derrick Brantley include aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping. The...