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MOSCOW — Russia and the United States are working out a spy swap involving Russians recently arrested in the United States and people convicted of spying in Russia, the brother of an imprisoned nuclear researcher said Wednesday.


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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The handsome art-deco building at 193 Jeppe St. was typical of its apartheid times: full of professionals, mostly white, and an army of blacks pushing brooms and serving tea until night fell and the segregation banished them to their distant townships.
Today it's a rooming house crammed with black tenants, and looks more like a vertical refugee camp


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining mail volume and faces a financial crisis.


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NEW YORK (AP) -- While the top free agents are pondering their futures, the New York Knicks gave them something to think about.
If LeBron James or Dwyane Wade comes to New York now, a dominant big man will be there waiting.


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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military indicted a soldier Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter during last year's war in the Gaza Strip — the most serious criminal charge to come out of an internal investigation into the devastating offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory.


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PHOENIX — The U.S. Justice Department is filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and state over the nation's toughest immigration crackdown.


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BAGHDAD — The U.S. Army has charged an American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack in Iraq with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk.


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP's massive oil spill became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico on last week based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.


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Cancer causing chemicals led to ban

Large-scale disaster — this time in the form of BP's crude oil — has again hit the Gulf Coast, and with it have returned the familiar white trailers that the government provided to survivors of Hurricane Katrina years ago.
According to The New York Times, these trailers — known to have high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen – are popping up again in connection with the BP oil disaster, potentially putting more people at risk of the health problems associated with the industrial chemical: nasal cancer,


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The oldest among us seem to have chosen their parents well. Researchers closing in on the impact of family versus lifestyle find most people who live to 100 or older share some helpful genes.


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