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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal appeals court says U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired due to sexual orientation.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

The decision stemmed from a rare

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces launched a ground offensive Monday on a rebel-held eastern Damascus suburb despite a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria. The U.N. chief denounced the violence in the embattled region, describing it as "hell on

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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied her party Monday to overwhelmingly back a deal to form a new coalition government with the center-left Social Democrats, touting a series of policies to help families and bolster law and order.

Of around

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers from Manhattan are proposing a statewide ban on the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag and a fee on paper bags.

Sens. Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman said Monday that their legislation is meant to encourage the

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LONDON (AP) — Five people have died of injuries from an explosion that caused the collapse of a building in the central England city of Leicester, police said Monday.

A search and rescue operation continued for other possible victims of the Sunday night

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed again on Monday as markets around the world continue to claw back from their sharp tumble last month.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index has regained nearly two thirds of its 10.2 percent loss since setting its record a month

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, failing to rebound from a weather-related drop in December.

The Commerce Department says last month's sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000,

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LONDON (AP) — Police say five people have died in an explosion that caused the collapse of a building in Leicester, a city in central England.

Officials said Monday that another five people were treated at a local hospital and more people may be missing. A

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NEW YORK (AP) — Expect some laughs, and more serious talk, at this year's adult author breakfast at BookExpo.

Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Monday that "Daily Show" host and best-selling memoir writer Trevor Noah will be a

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really is state of the art research.

Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl

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