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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:37pm
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate cease-fire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1. (...)
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Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:49pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. (...)
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Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:02pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. (...)
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Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:06pm
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties. (...)
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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (...)
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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (...)
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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:56pm
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1. (...)
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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (...)
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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (...)
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GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:57pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen." (...)
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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (...)
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House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests. (...)
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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:50pm
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week. (...)
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Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:03pm
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties. (...)
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GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:38am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen." (...)
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As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:35am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead. (...)
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House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening. (...)
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House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening. (...)
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As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:19am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead. (...)
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Official unsure of where Iran's enriched uranium is stored

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement. (...)
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