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Latest: House panel seeks documents on Flint water crisis

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:01am
DETROIT (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): (...)
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Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system. (...)
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Prayer breakfast: Obama says faith is 'great cure' for fear

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington's elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in public life and urged a bipartisan group of powerbrokers to abide by their faith "even when no one is watching." (...)
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Senators grill OPM nominee over data hack

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management isn't confirmed yet, but she's already facing scrutiny from Congress over the agency's massive data breach last year. (...)
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Colombia leader to ask Obama for dollars, terror list change

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the verge of a historic truce, the leader of Colombia will ask President Barack Obama for more money and tweaks to U.S. policy to help Colombia rebuild after half a century of guerrilla fighting. (...)
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General says troop cuts constrains Afghan training mission

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior American commander in Afghanistan says the ability to train and advise the still inexperienced Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500, as President Barack Obama has proposed. (...)
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Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. (...)
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Obama says faith is 'great cure' for fear

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington's elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in public life and urged a bipartisan group of powerbrokers to abide by their faith "even when no one is watching." (...)
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Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan fight over witnesses and no-shows. (...)
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General says troop cuts would leave too few to train Afghans

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan says if the American troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, there will be too few left to train the still-fledgling Afghan security forces. (...)
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Colombia leader to ask Obama for dollars, terror list change

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the verge of an historic truce, the leader of Colombia will ask President Barack Obama for more money and tweaks to U.S. policy to help Colombia rebuild after half a century of guerrilla fighting. (...)
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Obama proposing more spending on job training programs

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of his budget recommendations next week, President Barack Obama will propose spending nearly $6 billion more on programs designed to help young people land their first job. (...)
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Obama says faith is 'great cure' for fear

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says faith is the "great cure" for the fear that sometimes leads people to do "funny things." (...)
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