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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:44am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust. (...)
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Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Vermont. Highlights: (...)
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CEO named for HealthCare.gov

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. (...)
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Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. (...)
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US hostage held by IS is female aid worker

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year. (...)
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Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil. They said the United States had no prior notification of the attacks. (...)
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Obama vows justice in murder of American

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:42am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. (...)
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Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:37am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters appear ready to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job. (...)
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US hostage by Islamic State is female aid worker

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year. (...)
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CEO named for HealthCare.gov

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. (...)
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AP NewsAlert

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Family, US officials: Third US hostage held by Islamic State militants is female aid worker. (...)
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Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil. They said the United States had no prior notification of the attacks. (...)
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Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:38am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National Convention that is fraught with midterm politics. (...)
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Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. (...)
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AP NewsAlert

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Egypt, United Arab Emirates launch airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. (...)
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Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays. (...)
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