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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea, but gave few hints ahead of a visit to Asia this week about what the United States was willing to do to halt the construction effort.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America."
World oil prices finished lower in choppy trade on Wednesday as the strong dollar weighed and a potential rise in Iraq exports heightened global oversupply worries. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in July fell 52 cents to $57.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent North Sea crude for July, the global benchmark, tumbled to $62.06 a barrel in London trade, down $1.66 from Tuesday's settlement.