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US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

16 min 8 sec ago
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief. (...)
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In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

16 min 8 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street. (...)
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Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

16 min 8 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security. (...)
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Tug of war: Obama, Congress at odds over who's in control

16 min 8 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years. (...)
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Excerpts from Netanyahu's speech and rejoinder from Obama

16 min 8 sec ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a major address to Congress on Tuesday and warned against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons. At the White House, President Barack Obama offered a pointed rebuttal during a brief Oval Office photo opportunity. Obama said he had read a transcript of the prime minister's remarks and that Netanyahu had offered no viable suggestions on how to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. (...)
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US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

1 hour 16 min ago
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief. (...)
Categories: Politics

FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

2 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday. (...)
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Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

3 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. (...)
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Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

3 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative. (...)
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Democrats upset with GOP effort to fast-track Iran bill

3 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican effort to quickly pass legislation allowing congressional oversight on any Iran nuclear agreement is angering Democrats. (...)
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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. (...)
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Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. (...)
Categories: Politics

Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama: Congress delayed 'far too long' on Homeland Security

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress delayed 'far too long' before passing a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. (...)
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5 things to know about Clinton's State Department emails

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account for State Department business has prompted questions about secrecy and the rules that govern the communications of senior government officials. (...)
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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings. (...)
Categories: Politics

Woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton to stay in Arizona

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech the former secretary of state made in Las Vegas last April has been sentenced to one year of federal supervision in her home state of Arizona, her defense attorney said Tuesday. (...)
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Obama holds video talk with European leaders on Ukraine

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders concerned about the conflict in eastern Ukraine have agreed to act quickly and collectively to impose additional costs on Russia for serious violations of a recent peace agreement or if Russian-backed separatists attempt to gain new territory. (...)
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AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. (...)
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