US looking into whether hostage was kept by leader

...cooperative and providing "a trove" of intelligence, said a congressional official briefed on the matter.Intelligence analysts are also sifting through reams of electronic data seized at the site, the official said.Murad had a number of aliases...
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Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

...actions would be discussed when U.S. and G-7 the leaders meet in Germany next month.Pavel Felgenhauer, a Russian military analyst, suggested that Russia may try to work out an exchange for the two. Ukraine has repeatedly called for the release of Nadezhda...
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Facing $1B deficit, Arizona limits welfare

...little as 12 months but allows children to continue to receive funding even after the parents have been cut, welfare policy analyst Liz Schott said.Long-term welfare recipients are often the most vulnerable, suffering from mental and physical disabilities...
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S. Korea agency: N. Korea executed defense chief

...citing what it called credible information.South Korean analysts are split on whether the alleged bloody purge signals strength...North Korean regime. These reports are sadly not the first."Analyst Cheong Seong-chang at the private Sejong Institute think...
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Verizon buys AOL for $4.4B in mobile bet devices.Ken Doctor, a media analyst for consulting company Outsell, said...across screens," said Lauren Fisher, analyst at eMarketer. "Coupled with Verizon's...withdraw from the tracking program.Still, analysts said, the move should not be overstated...
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Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

...gas this summer than they have in at least six years."It's a cheap, cheap, cheap year," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service.The Energy Department said Tuesday that it expects the price of gasoline to average...
Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion, the Conservatives face a return of the unpleasant nickname they've long tried to shake: "the Nasty Party."Some analysts already detect shades of the last majority Conservative government in this one. Like Cameron, former Prime Minister John...
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Netanyahu builds hardline coalition

...speak to Rivlin. Otherwise, the president would have been required to ask another politician to try to form a government.Analysts do not expect the new government to last long or accomplish much.Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, head of the centrist Zionist...
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Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear favorite

...championship. This is the most convoluted I've ever seen the NBA as far as, I've got no idea," Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley said.With James gone from Miami, so are the days of penciling in one half of the NBA Finals matchup. The...
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Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...West Bank - by clamping down on dissent.Aid agencies and analysts say that prospects for recovery have been hampered by the political...indication that Hamas is going to change or cede power," said Gaza analyst Mkhaimar Abu Sada.___Associated Press writer Mohammed...
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