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Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians. (...)
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Alaska-bound, Obama faces backlash on Mt. McKinley renaming

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. Meanwhile, his decision to rename Mount McKinley faced a backlash from Ohio politicians protective a native son from the state, former President William McKinley. (...)
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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. (...)
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Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:21pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. (...)
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Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:20pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. (...)
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Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:45pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. (...)
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Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:36pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming. (...)
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White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska. (...)
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Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:25pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. (...)
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White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska. (...)
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Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 1:44pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. (...)
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Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 1:27pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died . (...)
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White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska. (...)
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White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska. (...)
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White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. (...)
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White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. (...)
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AP NewsAlert

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says tallest North American mountain, Mount McKinley, to be renamed Denali. (...)
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Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. (...)
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Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. (...)
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In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil. (...)
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