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Republicans threaten to delay Lynch confirmation vote again

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is now saying that the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General could depend on Congress working out an ongoing squabble over a controversial human trafficking bill. Senate Republicans threatened Sunday to further delay the confirmation vote for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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Murder suspect Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans

Denise RoyalNEW ORLEANS, March 15 (UPI) — Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO true-crime series “The Jinx” about his suspected involvement in three murders, has been arrested in New Orleans. Top News – UPI.com

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U.K. teens headed for Syria to join IS held in Turkey

Amy R. ConnollyISTANBUL, Turkey, March 15 (UPI) — Two British teens and a 19-year-old man headed for Syria to join the Islamic State were detained in Turkey. They will be deported back to the United Kingdom. Top News – UPI.com

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Top EU foreign official Federica Mogherini to visit Cuba

Andrew V. PestanoHAVANA, March 15 (UPI) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit Cuba sometime this March, making her the highest-ranked EU official to visit the country. Top News – UPI.com

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Dozens killed in southern Brazil bus crash

Denise RoyalRIO DE JANEIRO, March 15 (UPI) — A bus crash in southern Brazil leaves at least 51 people dead, including 8 children. Top News – UPI.com

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8 detained in alleged India nun gang-rape

Amy R. ConnollyRANAGHAT, India, March 15 (UPI) — Eight men have been detained in the alleged gang-rape of a nun in her mid-70s at a convent school in India’s West Bengal area. Top News – UPI.com

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South Korea cuts interest rate but trade with U.S. soars

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, March 12 (UPI) — Trade between the United States and South Korea grew nearly 14 percent three years after the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement in 2012, but South Korea’s central bank cut its base rate to a record low, citing a slower-than-expected economic recovery. Top News – UPI.com

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Iraqi forces, allies push forward to take back Tikrit

Amy R. ConnollyTIKRIT, Iraq, March 12 (UPI) — Iraqi government forces took back much of Tikrit in a military offensive launched last week, moving closer to regaining the city captured by the Islamic State. Top News – UPI.com

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