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Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia says deal within reach

Major powers and Iran are closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear program.

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U.S. ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal

With a deadline hours away, negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program continue.

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Clock ticking on nuclear deadline

The foreign ministers seven world powers met in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before the deadline.

Police hold media away from the house where Andreas Lubitz lived in Montabaur, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Police search house of pilot who crashed A320

The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.

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PHOTOS: Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525

All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.

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Facing resistance, U.S. pushes to meet deadline for Iran deal

The United States is struggling to secure a framework nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline.

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U.S.-led coalition, Iraqis pound Islamic State in Tikrit

The decision to give air support to the Tikrit campaign pulls the United States into a messy battle that puts them on the same side of a fight as Iranian-backed militia.

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3 Americans among victims in French plane crash

The crash of the German jet killed all 150 passengers on board.

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U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015

The specific trajectory of the 2016 troop drawdown will be established later this year.

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Jet crashes in France, 150 feared dead

A Germanwings passenger jet has crashed as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

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Islamic State has recruited 400 children this year

The terror group has given these so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" military training and hardline indoctrination, a new report says.

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Islamic State posts ‘hit list’ of U.S. military personnel

ISIS has posted what it says are the names, addresses, and photos of 100 American service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them.

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Islamic State says it killed tourists in Tunisia

Twenty foreign tourists were shot dead in an attack which Islamic State militants called "the first drop of the rain."

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Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun.

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Air Force Veteran will plead not guilty, lawyer says

New Jersey resident Tairod Pugh was indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group.

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Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

As the deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed.

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3 top national security officials to testify in Senate

In seeking new war powers to fight ISIS, the White House must reconcile demands from Democrats and Republicans

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Republicans write open letter to Iran

The White House said the letter was a partisan effort to undermine Obama's foreign policy.

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Republicans warn Iran against nuclear deal with Obama

Republican senators say any nuclear deal made with President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office.

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Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in S. Korea

U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was attacked by a Korean nationalist.

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Maine House GOP Leader Proposes Overhaul of Energy Office

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A bill backed by the top Republican in the House and Gov. Paul LePage would create a Maine energy commissioner and give the governor the power to nominate the head of an independent agency that helps residents cut their energy bills.

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Maine School Faculty Favors New Optional Pledge Proposal

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Faculty members at a Maine high school say they agree with a student proposal that…

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Maine Gov. LePage Vetoes First 3 Bills of His 2nd Term

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a handful of bills that deal with taxes in Maine.…

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Driver Dies in Collision in Lincolnville, Maine

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Authorities say a man has died after his car crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with a car in Lincolnville, Maine.

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Eliot Cutler to Lead New Graduate Center for UMaine System

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Former independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler will lead a new center designed to boost enrollment and strengthen graduate and professional programs in the University of Maine System.

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