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Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being....

Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire....

Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country....

GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday....

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine....

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time....

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change....

US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds....

Sen. Warren's book focuses on working family woes
BOSTON (AP) -- At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up....

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Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

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