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Energetic stock market pushes toward milestones

In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, a board above the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange shows that day’s closing number for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 16921.46, in New York. After treading water for most of March and April, stocks are nudging deeper...
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Iraq’s top cleric increases pressure on al-Maliki

An Iraqi woman living in Iran holds a poster of the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, in a demonstration against Sunni militants of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and to support Ayatollah al-Sistani, in Tehran,...
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Fleeing Iraqis join large tide of displaced people

Eritrean female asylum seekers sit along with their children on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first...
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Ukraine orders 1-week government cease-fire

A woman carries her belongings heading to the Ukrainian-Russian border checkpoint in Izvaryne as she leaves Ukraine, Friday, June 20, 2014. Some Ukrainians are leaving amid fighting in eastern Ukraine. Clashes between government forces and pro-Russia rebels flared ahead of the...

U.S. soldiers watch as Iraqi comrades struggle against ISIS

By Robert H. Scales June 20 at 7:56 PM The writer, a retired Army major general, is a former commandant of the U.S. Army War College. The next time you see an Army officer on television, look at his or her right sleeve. Odds are that you will see a stack of “hash marks,” each...
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A Mississippi infant’s case opens a new door on studying a cure for HIV

By Anthony S. Fauci June 20 at 7:57 PM Anthony F. Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Dramatic advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS have saved millions of lives around the world. Today, someone in his...
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Editorial: An unappealing choice in Montgomery County Circuit Court contest

By Editorial Board June 20 at 8:03 PM IN INDIVIDUALLY taped campaign videos, each of the four sitting judges seeking election Tuesday to the Montgomery County Circuit Court stresses the rigorous process by which he or she gained a seat on the bench. Each filled out a 38-point...
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Editorial: Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro continues human rights abuses

By Editorial Board June 20 at 8:07 PM POLITICAL THEATER has reached ludicrous heights in Venezuela. For seven hours on Monday, the government in Caracas questioned a key opposition leader over her alleged assassination plot against President Nicolás Maduro; on Friday, it banned...

Editorial: Sens. Corker and Murphy pave the way for shoring up U.S. transportation funding

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Kansas C Joel Embiid Has Surgery On Right Foot

Top prospect Joel Embiid had two screws placed in his right foot during surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture that could cause him to fall in next week’s NBA draft. Dr. Richard Ferkel says in a statement that the surgery on the navicular bone went well and he is...