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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

19 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue. (...)
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Vietnam Communist Party chief to visit Obama at White House

19 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Vietnam's Communist Party is heading to the White House on Tuesday for meetings with President Barack Obama and other top officials. (...)
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Illinois voters head to polls in primary for Schock's seat

19 min 5 sec ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters were set to nominate potential successors Tuesday for ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds for worldwide travels and the "Downton Abbey"-styled redecoration of his congressional office. (...)
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Obama administration: Education bills lack accountability

19 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. (...)
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Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat

19 min 5 sec ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped. (...)
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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

1 hour 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue. (...)
Categories: Politics

Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground

1 hour 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy. (...)
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Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:45pm
VIENNA (AP) — As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well — a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence. (...)
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US Chamber makes early entrance into 2016 Senate contests

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is jumping in early to help Republicans hang onto control of the Senate in 2016, and going immediately on the attack. (...)
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Obama administration: Education bills lack accountability

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. (...)
Categories: Politics

Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 5:15pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped. (...)
Categories: Politics

Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama administration: Education bills lack accountability

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the No Child Left Behind education law. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama: Fight against IS progressing, but still a long slog

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday conceded difficulties in fighting "opportunistic" and "nimble" Islamic State militants, but defended progress that had been made in combating the extremists in Iraq and Syria. (...)
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POW-MIA chief to push for private-group aid to find war dead

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission. (...)
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Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:45pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped. (...)
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Obama at Pentagon for meetings on Islamic State

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State. (...)
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Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck to run for Reid's US Senate seat

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:16pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Monday entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. (...)
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Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:16pm
VIENNA (AP) — A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast power and influence. (...)
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Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. (...)
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