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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities.

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MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian general on Tuesday criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting Syria's infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which 304 people died, the government announced Tuesday.

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LONDON (AP) — European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on healt…

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.

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PARIS (AP) — Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday.

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BERLIN (AP) — French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, says the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish subsidies for a proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea, near German windmills.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to Britain and the United States, fueling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma.

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MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has promised to invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.57 billion) in northwestern Catalonia whose regional government is pushing for independence from Spain mainly because of economic grievances.

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NORMAL — Previewing a talk about global climate change, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Thursday improving the climate doesn't have to be done at the expense of economic growth. Both are possible, he said, but it will take changes in several areas.

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The House Republican plan to hold a vote Thursday on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act has been delayed after a day of frenzied efforts to win over GOP holdouts. Judy Woodruff gets updates from Lisa Desjardins on Capitol Hill and John Yang at the White House.

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Clara McCoury used to pride herself on being an independent woman able to take care of herself. The 84-year-old was still working up until last year, when she was diagnosed with a rare disease that attacked the nerves in her feet and legs, paralyzing her from the waist down.

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A 17-year-old Andrew County youth faces four charges — including second-degree assault  — after he was accused of making threats at North Andrew School and attempting to attack a sheriff's deputy with a sword and a broken arrow.

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Friends, family and a forensic psychiatrist hired by the defense characterized Gary Francois on Wednesday as a mentally troubled man who had a major psychotic episode in his final year at Grambling State University in 2013 and didn’t know right from wrong a year later when he shot and killed an acquaintance who had just finished returning a pair of pants at an Oakwood Mall store.

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