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  • Palestinians' Hamas and Fatah factions say they have a unity deal

     Palestinians' Hamas and Fatah factions say they have a unity deal
    GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. Leaders of...
  • Israel cancels negotiations session with Palestinians after unity deal

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday canceled a planned session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians shortly after a unity deal was signed in Gaza between Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organisation. A...
  • Ukraine revolt shows faces, but whose are the brains?

    DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - One is a dapper former croupier and promoter of Ponzi scams run by "Russia's Bernie Madoff"; the other is a burly Soviet Navy veteran turned soap factory boss, with a shifting gaze and a glint of gold teeth. In an...
  • Bipartisan group slams U.S. SEC for resisting email privacy reform

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of liberals and conservatives is lashing out at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for pushing back against legislation that would force government agencies to get warrants before they access the email of people...
  • Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led war in...
  • Journey of a lifetime

    It's all about the journey. That's what I tell my kids about their college education. They roll their eyes. But that's how I see college, and that's how I see my midcareer graduate-school experience. I received my master's degree about five years ago,...
  • CNU student pollsters test Medicaid issue

    CNU student pollsters test Medicaid issue
    NEWPORT NEWS — There were 19 questions in all and when Betsy Comita finally got a fourth person to answer, out of the hundred calls she placed that night from the survey research lab at Christopher Newport University, the man rattled through in...
  • Lawyer: Alan Gross wants out of Cuba, dead or alive

    MIAMI U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross is "not doing well" after 4 1/2 years in a Cuban prison and has vowed that he will "return to the United States before his 66th birthday, dead or alive," his lawyer said Wednesday. "He told me yesterday...
  • Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

    (Reuters) - A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The...
  • Plan For Presidential Helicopters Hopes To Escape Past Procurement Problems

    Plan For Presidential Helicopters Hopes To Escape Past Procurement Problems
    WASHINGTON — The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president's coolest ride — the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House — it didn't go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked...
  • Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones

    Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones
    The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...