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Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland. (...)
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US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen is worrisome

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top commander of U.S. special operations forces is expressing "very great concern" about losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida's affiliate there. (...)
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Workers in confined spaces to come under protection rule

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction workers in confined spaces like manholes and tanks will come under a new federal rule intended to give them similar protections to workers in manufacturing and other industries. (...)
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House passes $35B bill for Energy Department, water projects

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. (...)
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US Navy accompanies 4 ships through Strait of Hormuz

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy has accompanied four American-flagged ships moving through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, and may expand that aid to other nations to ensure they get no interference from Iranian vessels. (...)
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Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman who represents the Maryland district of the family of an American captive killed in a drone strike is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. (...)
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Obama: Truth about what happened in Baltimore must come out

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's "absolutely vital" that the truth about what happened to Freddie Gray comes out. (...)
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Kerry travels to Sri Lanka to cheer on democratic reforms

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry is making the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade, seizing a rare opportunity to champion democratic reform and to tighten ties at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean. (...)
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Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman who represents the Maryland district of the family of an American captive killed in a drone strike is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. (...)
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House passes $35B bill for Energy Department, water projects

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. (...)
Categories: Politics

Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman who represents the Maryland district of the family of an American captive killed in a drone strike is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama: 'Absolutely vital' that truth about what happened to Freddie Gray comes out

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: 'Absolutely vital' that truth about what happened to Freddie Gray comes out. (...)
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US worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland. (...)
Categories: Politics

Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman who represents the Maryland district of Warren Weinstein's family is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held captive. (...)
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Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman who represents the Maryland district of Warren Weinstein's family is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held captive. (...)
Categories: Politics

House passes $35B bill for Energy Department, water projects

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. (...)
Categories: Politics

Lawmakers look into Capitol police leaving guns in bathrooms

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding answers after a newspaper report that Capitol Police officers have left their firearms in the bathrooms of the Capitol complex three times this year. (...)
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Pentagon grapples with retaliation in sex assault cases

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not against the law or military regulations to choose not to sit with someone in the dining hall or to unfriend them on Facebook, but in the traumatic aftermath of a sexual assault, a victim could interpret those moves as retaliation. (...)
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How the AP-GfK poll on drones was conducted

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am
The Associated Press-GfK poll on drones was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications April 23-27. It is based on online interviews of 1,077 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. (...)
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Lawmakers look into Capitol police leaving guns in bathrooms

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding answers after a newspaper report that Capitol Police officers have left their firearms in the bathrooms of the Capitol complex three times this year. (...)
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