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GOP set to again block Senate Dems on women's pay

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are forcing an election-season vote on their drive to pressure companies to pay women the same as men for comparable jobs. (...)
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Obama civil rights nominee withdraws

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to be the government's chief civil rights attorney has officially resigned from consideration for the post. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. (...)
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Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. (...)
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Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says some consumers risk losing financial aid for their health insurance premiums unless they clear up lingering questions about how much they make. (...)
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Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. (...)
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Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library. (...)
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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. (...)
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Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. (...)
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Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. (...)
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US: NKorea uses detainees as political pawns

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there. (...)
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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. (...)
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Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with President Barack Obama's fiercest opponents in the House GOP preparing to consent — on condition no U.S. ground forces are deployed in the fight against the Islamic State group. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with President Barack Obama's fiercest opponents in the House GOP preparing to consent — on condition no U.S. ground forces are deployed in the fight against the Islamic State group. (...)
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Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. (...)
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House GOP: No US ground troops in Mideast plan

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing to authorize a mission to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels with an explicit ban on deploying U.S. ground forces to fight the Islamic State group. (...)
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House GOP: No US ground troops in Mideast plan

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing to authorize a mission to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels with an explicit ban on deploying U.S. ground forces to fight the Islamic State group. (...)
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Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. (...)
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