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Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 9 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. (...)
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Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics. (...)
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US military targets extremists in Somalia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (...)
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US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says it could not substantiate 16 complaints by advocacy groups who accused the government of abusing unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended along the Mexican border. (...)
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Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. (...)
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McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 9 hours 40 min ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. (...)
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Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 15 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. (...)
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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 15 hours 10 min ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. (...)
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Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 18 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics. (...)
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Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 18 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. (...)
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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 19 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. (...)
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Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 19 hours 10 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. (...)
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US military targets extremists in Somalia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (...)
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US military targets extremists in Somalia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. (...)
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. (...)
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. (...)
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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:31pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer. (...)
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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. (...)
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:31pm
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections. (...)
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