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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say three people are charged in connection with a Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources.

The case was announced Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (bahr-AHR'-ah) and FBI officials.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3-trillion health care system.

"It is in our common interest to build a health care system that delivers better care, spends health care dollars more wisely and results in healthier people," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

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