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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician that it has held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday. Santos said from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that details of the agreement hammered out during months of agonizing backchannel talks with the National Liberation Army would be announced at a press...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST): 3:14 p.m. President Barack Obama says that claims of voter fraud in the U.S. elections are "fake news," and that the U.S. is the only democracy that makes it...

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By †Kurt Smith, Psy. D. Learn more about Kurt †on NerdWallet's Ask An Advisor The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward…

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BERLIN (AP) " Germany's vice chancellor on Wednesday harshly condemned remarks by a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, who suggested ending the country's decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its...

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) " Several thousand people marched through the Romanian capital on Wednesday night to protest the government's plan to pardon thousands of prisoners " a surprise move to allegedly reduce overcrowding in prisons that would...

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) " The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 8:50 p.m. While the U.S. investigates possible Russian hacking of its election, cybersecurity experts warn both countries are...

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NEW YORK (AP) " The Labor Department is suing Oracle, claiming that the technology giant pays white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles. The lawsuit also says that the company has a...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements. In response to questions from Democrats...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the...

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