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Posted: July 3, 2014 at 4:20 a.m.

Jay Nixon, the Democratic governor of Missouri, vetoed legislation that would have required a 72-hour wait for women seeking abortions, asserting that legislators showed a "callous disregard for women" by granting no exception for rape and incest victims.

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Russian fighters arrive Tuesday at al-Muthanna air base in Baghdad. While waiting for U.S. military aid, Iraq has turned to other governments, including Russia, Iran and Syria.

Iraq's first session of the new parliament ended Tuesday without agreement on the formation of a government, d... Read »

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Lou Reed left an estate worth more than $20 million, his executors said in a new court filing that provides a glimpse of the value of the musical rights and other assets he... Read »