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mining

Ukraine parliament speaker says 32 killed in mine blast in war-torn eastern Ukraine - @AP

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China

Legislative official says China to boost military budget about 10% in the coming year - @AP

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Burlington, VT, US

Miro Weinberger re-elected to 2nd term as mayor in Burlington, Vt. - @bfp_news

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Washington, US

Washington State House votes to raise state's minimum wage to $12 an hour; bill now goes to Senate - @AP

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US immigration reform debate

President Obama releases statement saying he will sign Department of Homeland Security funding bill as soon as he receives it - @WhiteHouse

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Alabama same-sex marriage

Alabama Supreme Court orders probate judges to halt same-sex marriage licenses - @waff48

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Hillary Clinton private email use

Report: Hillary Clinton will not address questions about her State Department email or Clinton Foundation fundraising practices at Emily'ss List gala, source says - @danmericaCNN

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Israel PM Netanyahu visits US, March 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, apologizes for mocking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., physical appearance following Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech - @thehill

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Iran nuclear program talks

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, says he is 'outraged' with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; threatens to vote against Iran bill that he supports due to way it's being brought to floor - @burgessev

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: President Obama spoke about Ukraine with France's Hollande, UK's Cameron, Germany's Merkel, Italy's Renzi and European Council's Tusk; reaffirmed support for peaceful resolution, call on all parties to cooperate with OSCE - statement

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Australian Defense Force

Australian defense minister confirms government will increase its defense force pay offer from 1.5% to 2% - @SkyNewsAust

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Hoax call to Duchess of Cambridge's hospital

Australian High Court finds 2 radio presenters broke the law with prank call to UK hospital that was treating Duchess of Cambridge posing as the Queen and Prince Charles - @abcnews

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United States House of Representatives

US House cancels its session on Thursday because of bad weather in the Washington, DC, area; snow is in forecast - @ReutersZengerle

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

Photo: President Obama participates in secure video teleconference with foreign leaders in White House Situation Room on Tuesday; British Prime Minister David Cameron seen on screen - White House

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest

City of Ferguson, Mo., confirms they have been told Department of Justice full report on police department will be released Wednesday afternoon - @PaulaReidCBS

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest

City of Ferguson, Mo., to hold press conference tomorrow, but no time or location set - statement

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elections

Source: South American Football Confederation to support Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president in May - @Reuters

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Wisconsin abortion law

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker vows to sign bill banning abortion after 20 weeks - @WiStateJournal

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US immigration reform debate

DC Circuit Court to hear challenge to President Obama immigration actions on May 4 - @joshgerstein

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter: Syria's Assad needs to see the doom he has set his country on, and get more pressure from Russia and Iran - @PentagonPresSec

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