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US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. (...)
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McConnell: Senate unlikely to confirm ambassador to Cuba

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:15pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba. (...)
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Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:15pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field. (...)
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How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wanted dearly to get the government in the business of rating universities based on value and affordability. Nearly two years ago, he said a new system would be in place by 2015. (...)
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Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:15pm
VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. (...)
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US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria. (...)
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McConnell: Senate unlikely to confirm ambassador to Cuba

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:15pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba. (...)
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Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:15pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field. (...)
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Navy triples paid maternity leave to 18 weeks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off. (...)
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Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:45pm
VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. (...)
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Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born. (...)
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Obama heralds 'remarkable few weeks in America'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:15pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama says that despite unemployment falling to a seven-year low, there is more work to do to increase Americans' wages. (...)
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US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. (...)
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After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:45am
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Nudging his way into presidential politics, President Barack Obama traveled to Wisconsin on Thursday to draw contrasts with Republicans on economic policy just as the state's governor, Scott Walker, was filing paperwork to enter the GOP presidential primary. (...)
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After trade deal, Obama seeks to repair rift with labor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. (...)
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Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:45am
VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. (...)
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Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prison

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:45am
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation. (...)
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