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Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Indian tribes may have a clearer path toward federal recognition under a new Obama administration rule that relaxes some requirements and speeds decision-making, potentially affecting hundreds of groups. (...)
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Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts. (...)
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White House: No federal bailout for Puerto Rico

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threw cold water Monday on the notion of bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial crisis, instead urging Congress to consider changing the law so the island can declare bankruptcy. (...)
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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the Islamic State. (...)
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White House: No federal bailout for Puerto Rico

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it has no plans to bail out Puerto Rico from its debt crisis. (...)
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Nuke talks set for several more days; signs of backtracking

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:12am
VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran prepared to move past Tuesday's deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, with officials suggesting significant backtracking by Tehran's negotiators that may need several more days of discussions to resolve. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. (...)
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House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. (...)
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House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. (...)
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Obama, Rousseff aim to show they've moved past spy scandal

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. (...)
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Russian foreign minister to join nuclear talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:03am
VIENNA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) will travel to Vienna to join Iran nuclear talks. He will meet there with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in an attempt to resolve disputes that have forced an extension of the negotiations past the June 30 deadline. (...)
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