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Senate confirms Obama pick for UN aviation job

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to serve as U.S. representative to the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization, which has sent a team to help investigate the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. (...)
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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. (...)
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CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30, a new study released Monday says. (...)
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CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30, a new study released Monday says. (...)
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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." (...)
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Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan. (...)
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Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan. (...)
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CBO: $25M of border request to be spent in 2014

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional analysis says just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the Southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30. (...)
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CBO: $25M of border request to be spent in 2014

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional analysis says just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the Southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30. (...)
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Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections. (...)
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Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. (...)
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Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. (...)
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Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. (...)
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." (...)
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Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections. (...)
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. (...)
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White House reports drop in minors crossing border

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. (...)
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