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Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda.

The demands are part of a renewed focus by the party on middle-class economic issues.

Republicans have…

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Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said.

National search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo last week said search and rescue teams were being given two days' break…

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Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. The problems — most of them made worse by the ineffectual handling — mushroomed into an imperfect storm that hurt the league's credibility and turned…

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third right, bows at the start of a ministerial meeting at his official residence in Tokyo on Sunday morning, after the release of an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, second…

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The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many…

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The mother of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto expressed sorrow Sunday after an online video purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading the Japanese journalist.

"Kenji has died, and my heart is broken. Facing such a tragic death, I'm just speechless," Goto's mother Junko Ishido told reporters.

"I was…

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Iraqi Kurdish forces and police retook an oil field in Kirkuk province Saturday that was seized by the Islamic State group overnight, and freed 24 workers who had been taken captive, officers said.

"Peshmerga forces and police cleared the Khubbaz (oil) field a little while ago and were able to…

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Australia's victory over South Korea in the Asian Cup final on Saturday capped a remarkable period for a nation which is only just awakening to the possibilities that membership of Asia provides — on and off the field.

Inside three months Australia has catapulted itself to the forefront of the…

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There was stalemate at the summit meeting between Chelsea and Manchester City on Saturday as the Premier League front-runners drew 1-1 on Saturday.

Although Chelsea dropped points for the first time at home this season, the leaders' defensive-minded approach in the second half suggested they were satisfied with the draw.…

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