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USAF: 3,459 Positions To Be Cut; 742 In Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state. The military branch released its plans to save $1.6 billion under a Defense Department directive to slash its...
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Vote deal will work, Afghan candidate tells AP

Afghan presidential candidate and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his residence in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 14, 2014. Ahmadzai said that a U.S.-brokered deal for a full ballot audit pulled the country...
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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington Monday, July 14, 2014, where it was announced that Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the...
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Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, left, shakes hands with Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, right, at the Presidential villa, in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, July 14, 2014. Yousafzai on Monday won a promise from Nigeria’s leader to meet with the parents of some of the...

US consumer bureau sues debt-collection law firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a “mill” that produces shoddy, mass-produced credit-card collection lawsuits. The bureau’s claim, filed in federal court in...
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Sidewalk memorial honors New Jersey cop killer

A pedestrian stands at a memorial to Lawrence Campbell, who allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Campbell was also killed at the scene after police officers returned fire. (AP Photo/John...
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Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

Palestinians drive by the rubble of a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli missile strike during the week-long conflict in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Palestinians drive by the rubble of a house destroyed by an overnight...
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Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

Kyle Jones, left, of Greeley, Colo., carries his son Andrew while walking with his wife Sarah, center, who carries their baby Caleb, trailing their daughter Kaylee, at a scenic overlook off Trail Ridge Road, above tree-line at Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park,...
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Editorial: After Afghanistan’s questionable election, a real chance for peace

By Editorial Board July 14 at 6:39 PM A WEEK ago the political system fostered by the United States in Afghanistan was on the brink of collapse, with a new civil war being the likely result. After Afghan election authorities announced the preliminary results of a presidential...
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Cohen: Conservatives will buy anything if it’s about the Clintons and Obamas

By Richard Cohen July 14 at 8:05 PM They had a term for her, but I’ve forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intention...