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First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. (...)
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AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said. (...)
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Las Vegas man accused of threatening Obama in Facebook posts

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:45am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man accused of posting Facebook threats to harm President Barack Obama was arrested with seven registered guns after being overheard asking about buying a type of fertilizer used in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago, according to court records reviewed Tuesday. (...)
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AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said. (...)
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State Dept: Trade bill can't defend Israel's territories

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after President Barack Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation, his administration took issue with language meant to discourage boycotts of Israel. (...)
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AP Source: US, Cuba to announce opening of embassies on Wednesday

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Source: US, Cuba to announce opening of embassies on Wednesday . (...)
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Obama calls string of recent victories 'gratifying'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the "gratifying" culmination of years of work by his White House. (...)
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2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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Las Vegas man accused of threatening Obama in Facebook posts

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:39am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities in Nevada say they arrested a Las Vegas man with seven registered guns and charged him with making Facebook threats to harm President Barack Obama. (...)
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2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission. (...)
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Obama calls string of recent victories 'gratifying'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the "gratifying" culmination of years of work by his White House. (...)
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Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:04am
VIENNA (AP) — Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition — significantly reducing its stocks of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons. (...)
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