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Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. (...)
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Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars. (...)
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Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 years banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars. (...)
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Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded. (...)
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Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 5:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement. (...)
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Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants." (...)
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Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. (...)
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Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year. (...)
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US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished. (...)
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Obama to restore college grants for some prison inmates

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year. (...)
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