Amid frenzy over map apps, new focus on 16th century world view
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As online titans compete to deliver instant maps to smartphones, the Library of Congress in Washington is focusing attention on an antique "cosmology" printed in 1507 that...
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U.S. chides Russia over missiles as peace plans suffer
BEIRUT - The United States chided Russia for sending missiles to the Syrian government as plans for a peace conference promoted by Washington and Moscow were hit by diplomatic rifts over its scope and purpose.
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Obama seeks to cut Afghan war spending by 10 percent
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday trimmed his funding request for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas operations by 10 percent, reflecting his plans to wind down the U.S. presence in that country.
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IRS chief declines to identify employees involved in scandal
WASHINGTON - The outgoing head of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service angered Republican lawmakers on Friday by resisting their demands that he identify who at the tax-collection agency had inappropriately targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
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Myanmar frees dissidents before leader's U.S. visit
The former pariah state releases about 20 political prisoners before its president travels to Washington for a historic meeting with President Obama. Activists say the action isn't nearly enough. NEW DELHI — Myanmar President Thein Sein released some 20 political prisoners Friday, days before a historic summit with President Obama in Washington early next week, according to officials and prisoner rights groups.