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Asia shares dip as Turkey's lira tanks

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Asia share markets skidded and the euro hit one-year lows on Monday as a renewed rout in the Turkish lira drove demand for safe harbors, including the U.S. dollar, Swiss franc and yen.
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Turkish Lira Slides to a Record Low as Erdogan Remains Defiant in Face of Financial Crisis

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Turkey is set for another week of financial-market turmoil with its face-off with the U.S. showing no sign of abating.
While officials in Ankara, Istanbul and Washington have the means to stem the mayhem that sent the lira down 25 percent in the past month, the will to deploy them was absent through much of the weekend, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan maintaining his defiance toward the U.S. and financial-market orthodoxy in speeches Sunday.
Pressured by U.S. sanctions and a new constitutional order that concentrates power in Erdogan's hands, Turkey's central bank and finance ministry did little...
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HUD hits Facebook with housing discrimination complaint

HUD hits Facebook with housing discrimination complaint

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Authorities say there are multiple suspects in death of 6-year-old girl

Authorities say there are multiple suspects in death of 6-year-old girl

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Watchdog found military ‘deficiencies' in cyber ops, public records show

Watchdog found military ‘deficiencies' in cyber ops, public records show

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Professor being sued by former student says their emails were 'gay-coded,'...

Professor being sued by former student says their emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex harassment

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Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Girl steals car and leads police on chase, endangering nearby kids

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People clear stadium stands as shots reported, helicopter lands at football field in Florida

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Sheriff: 15-year-old daughter shoots, kills her mother's abusive boyfriend

Sheriff: 15-year-old daughter shoots, kills her mother's abusive boyfriend

The sheriff's office said the woman's 12-year-old son got a gun and handed it to his 15-year-old sister, who shot the boyfriend in the chest. Read more ...