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    BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West....
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Republican lawmaker called for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, and a senior Democrat said he is not comfortable with her leading the agency, as support for Pierson eroded Wednesday in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in....
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with the U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities....
  • Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday, possibly occupying several important government buildings....
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  • Review of Missouri education standards divisive
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Parents and teachers creating education guidelines for Missouri schoolchildren are hoping for the best but bracing for what could be a yearlong fight over the role that Common Core standards should have in classrooms....
  • Wrongful death suit filed over wrong address
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The families of two St. Louis shooting victims are suing the city police department for dispatching officers to the wrong address....
  • Officer accused of taking drug from evidence room
    FLORDELL HILLS, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis police officer is facing charges for allegedly stealing prescription drugs from a police evidence room....
  • St. Louis panel focuses on police force diversity
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police agencies need to work harder to become more diverse, and a key starting point is improving relations between police and minority communities, experts said Wednesday during a conference in St. Louis....
  • Brothers sentenced for border smuggling
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two brothers who illegally lived in the U.S. have been sentenced to several years in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling Mexican immigrants across the border....
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