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Obama says climate rule on 'strong legal footing'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:22am
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda. (...)
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Obama; 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:05am
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are currently feeling is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties. (...)
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If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in?

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:02am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency. (...)
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US criticizes Cambodia for intimidation ahead of PM's visit

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is criticizing Cambodia's government for threats against the political opposition as the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister prepares to make his first official U.S. visit during 31 years in power. (...)
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Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has made progress since a failed gun-smuggling sting operation known as Fast and Furious, but more work needs to be done, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday. (...)
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US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has expanded its fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan, launching 20 airstrikes in the eastern part of the country in the last three weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday. (...)
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Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it. (...)
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If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in?

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:17am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the town's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that it might someday disband its police department and cede law enforcement to another agency. (...)
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White House: We agree with Congress on NKorea sanctions

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a North Korea sanctions bill that won Senate approval is consistent with U.S. efforts to increase pressure on North Korea over its development of nuclear weapons. (...)
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House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:04am
DENVER (AP) — A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee. (...)
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House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:04am
DENVER (AP) — A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee. (...)
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Official unsure of where Iran's enriched uranium is stored

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement. (...)
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Official unsure of where Iran's enriched uranium is stored

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement. (...)
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US urges China-Taiwan talks amid uncertainty after election

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it is urging China and Taiwan to maintain dialogue amid concern that the election of an independence-leaning party on the island could heighten tensions in one of Asia's security hotspots. (...)
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US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say there have been about 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan in the past three weeks, as the U.S. expands its fight against the insurgent group beyond Iraq and Syria. (...)
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Official unsure of where of Iran's enriched uranium stored

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement. (...)
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Official unsure of where of Iran's enriched uranium stored

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement. (...)
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Treasury sanctions key Islamic State leaders

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is sanctioning three leaders of the Islamic State, including a senior oil official, who are instrumental in the group's finances and recruitment. (...)
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US urges China-Taiwan talks amid uncertainty after election

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 7:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging China and Taiwan to maintain dialogue amid concern that the election of an independence-leaning party on the island could heighten tensions in one of Asia's security hotspots. (...)
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Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 7:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has made progress since a failed gun-smuggling sting operation known as Fast and Furious, but more work needs to be done, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday. (...)
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