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A new Detroit bankruptcy deal would call for much lighter cuts to the city's two major public pension funds. It appears to be gaining traction and is going before a federal judge today.

Ukraine crisis: US boots on the ground in Poland is an option, Hagel says

2:51 pm ET - 'De-escalation is our focus,' Hagel said alongside his Polish counterpart, but 'we have to look at every possibility.' Even so, US steps on Ukraine are not meant to threaten Russia, he said.


Iran ahead of schedule in complying with nuclear deal, UN watchdog says

1:12 pm ET - The IAEA reported that Iran has significantly reduced its stockpile of near bomb-grade enriched uranium and is moving more quickly than required to dispose of remaining stocks by mid-July.


In Indian election trail, a new brand of 'rurban' voters

10:30 am ET - India's village population is declining as young people migrate to cities and rural areas are reclassified as towns, creating a new breed of 'rurban' voter for politicians to chase. 


Marathon bombings: Special restrictions harming Tsarnaev defense, lawyers say (+video)

7:33 pm ET - A day after Boston marked the anniversary of the marathon bombings, Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers were in court fighting the restrictions under which he is being held, arguing they hinder their work.


Obama, Biden pitch job training: Do reforms go far enough? (+video)

7:22 pm ET - Job training is an important component of getting Americans back to work and the economy humming again. President Obama and Republicans offered dueling messages Wednesday.


Internet makes global economy vulnerable to Lehman-like crash, study says

7:51 pm ET - The global economy is becoming so intertwined with the Internet, and the Internet has so many interlinked vulnerabilities, that one failure could cascade into a crash, a new study suggests.


Decoder Buzz Democrats 'whooping' Republicans in fundraising game – or are they? (+video)

6:10 pm ET - All the first-quarter fundraising results show that Democrats are doing significantly better than Republicans. But Republicans are increasingly raising money in other, more opaque ways.

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Should 'new GM' be liable for pre-bankruptcy ignition accidents? (+video)

5:48 pm ET - GM will ask a bankruptcy judge to protect it from many of the lawsuits related to the faulty ignition switch behind a massive recall. And it wants all lawsuits delayed until the ruling is made.

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New York gun owners shrug off tough new rules: What happens now?

5:41 pm ET - The SAFE Act, passed in New York last year, had an April 15 deadline for owners of assault-style weapons to register their guns with the state. Some 1 million residents have refused to abide.


With disbanding of NYPD spy unit, mayor makes good on big promise (+video)

2:13 pm ET - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sprang to the top of the polls as a candidate last year in large part because of his outspoken criticism of NYPD tactics. Now, he's taken a first, big step toward reform.

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USA Update Bloomberg's new $50 million gun safety push, one mom at a time

4:44 pm ET - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $50 million to a new group that aims to win over the 'hearts and minds of Americans' on 'gun violence prevention,' not gun control.


Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks, triggering rescue effort (+video)

8:22 am ET - The passenger ferry set sail Tuesday evening for Jeju, a southern resort island. Many of those aboard were students from a high school outside Seoul.

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