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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Bernie Sanders has told a Vatican conference that young people today are no longer satisfied with an economy "of stark inequality and injustice" and want instead an economy that looks out for the common good. The Democratic presidential candidate says today's youth — in the United States and elsewhere — are looking for a "return to fairness" and an economy that ensures everyone has access to health care, nutrition and education. Sanders made the trip to Rome even as he faces a crucial New York primary against rival Hillary Clinton next week.
GENEVA (AP) — Syria's ambassador to the United Nations and a government delegation have arrived at the U.N's Geneva offices in their return to indirect peace talks with the opposition. The talks come amid new fighting in Syria. While a cease-fire between government forces and rebel fighters has largely held, the talks have largely been overshadowed by renewed combat near Syria's largest city, Aleppo.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Iranian official is accusing the U.S. and the European Union of failing to honor last year's nuclear deal by keeping Iran locked out of the international financial system. The accord took effect in January and envisions Iran curtailing its nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief. But the head of Iran's central bank said in a speech today that Iran's counterparts "have not honored their obligations" and that "almost nothing" has been done.
PHOENIX (AP) — Separate investigations into two inmate suicides at Arizona prisons have led to the firings of 13 corrections officers and sergeants. The Arizona Department of Corrections says six others have been disciplined for failing to conduct security checks or perform other duties.
WAHINGTON (AP) — Despite a White House veto threat, Republicans have been able to push through the House a measure that would prevent the government from regulating the rates charged by high-speed Internet service providers. House approval came on a near party-line vote. The Senate hasn't yet acted. The Federal Communications Commission has already said it has no intention of regulating rates for broadband Internet service.
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