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Ernst back from military training to Senate race

5 hours 28 min ago
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. (...)
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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

7 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. (...)
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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

7 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. (...)
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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

8 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' (...)
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US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

8 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter' (...)
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

9 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. (...)
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

9 hours 30 min ago
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. (...)
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Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

9 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government. (...)
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

10 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. (...)
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White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

10 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. (...)
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US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

10 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem. (...)
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Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

10 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing. (...)
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

10 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. (...)
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House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

11 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency. (...)
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Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

11 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women. (...)
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Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

11 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration. (...)
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Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

11 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. (...)
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US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

11 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. (...)
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Obama considers large-scale move on immigration

11 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are making plans to act before November's midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally. (...)
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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

12 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. (...)
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