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US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. (...)
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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. (...)
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US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is congratulating Indonesia's presidential election victor Joko Widodo (JOH-koh WI-doh-doh), even as the losing candidate rejected the result. (...)
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Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:03pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. (...)
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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. (...)
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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. (...)
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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel. (...)
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Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:31pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. (...)
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Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:16pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration. (...)
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GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in. (...)
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GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in. (...)
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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. (...)
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Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises. (...)
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