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Child prostitution: Raids rescue 105 young people

07/30/2013 11:59am
Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat" in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.

Gov't: Medicare drug premiums inching up for 2014

07/30/2013 2:27pm
The Obama administration says the average monthly premium for Medicare prescription drug plans will inch up by $1 next year, to $31.

Pentagon: Afghan forces will need help beyond 2014

07/30/2013 2:30pm
The Pentagon said Tuesday it is offering no "zero option" for the number of troops that would remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. combat mission ends in December 2014. It said in a report to Congress that "substantial" long-term military support will be needed to ensure that Afghans can hold off the Taliban insurgency.

Delay of employer penalties will cost gov't $10B

07/30/2013 2:53pm
The Obama administration's surprise decision to delay a key requirement of the health care law for employers will cost the government $10 billion, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

Israeli-Palestinian aim: A peace deal in 9 months

07/30/2013 3:40pm
Pressing ahead in a new U.S.-backed push for Middle East peace, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed Tuesday to meet again within two weeks to start substantive talks in hopes of reaching a long-elusive settlement within nine months.