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Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 7 min ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court ruled Wednesday that Democrats can go without a U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot after their nominee dropped out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, a blow to the GOP in the national battle over control of the Senate. (...)
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Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 7 min ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday. (...)
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Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 7 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, ending a nearly decade-long criminal case against the one-time GOP heavyweight. (...)
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US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats are publicly airing differences over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system. (...)
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Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 36 min ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court has ruled that Democrats can go without a U.S. Senate candidate after their nominee dropped out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. (...)
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Court blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 36 min ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Court blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters. (...)
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Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 10 hours 3 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. (...)
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Court blocks parts of new NC voting law

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 3 min ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. (...)
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Senior Republican wants Secret Service chief out

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker called for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, and a senior Democrat said he is not comfortable with her leading the agency, as support for Pierson eroded Wednesday in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in. (...)
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Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan. (...)
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Senior Republican wants Secret Service chief out

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker called for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, and a senior Democrat said he is not comfortable with her leading the agency, as support for Pierson eroded Wednesday in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in. (...)
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Obama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with the U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities. (...)
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Group aims to put food policy on the kitchen table

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote. (...)
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Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 7 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. (...)
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Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 11 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan. (...)
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Obama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities. (...)
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Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan. (...)
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Senior congressman wants Secret Service chief out

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, and a senior Democrat said Wednesday he is not comfortable with her leading the Secret Service but subsequently said he hasn't decided whether she should resign or be fired. (...)
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Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities. (...)
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Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials. (...)
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