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Breaking News Headlines: U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew Urges Greece to Stick With Reforms

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Greece to persevere with tough economic reforms during a one-day trip to Athens designed to demonstrate Washington's support for the crisis-plagued country. Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws. Amid record-low productivity on Capitol Hill this year, House Speaker John Boehner said that Congress should be judged on how many laws it repeals, rather than how many new laws lawmakers enact.

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