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Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller, the Justice Department said Monday. (...)
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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, but they were quickly criticized by environmentalists as too weak to actually slow global warming. (...)
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Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met Monday to discuss efforts to fight the spread of the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group is capitalizing on political instability to increase its influence. (...)
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Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a former senior leader of the Islamic State has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller. (...)
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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. (...)
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US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses. (...)
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What We Know: US looking for more help in fight against IS

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:31pm
Defense Secretary Ash Carter heads to Brussels this week to try to persuade partners in the 66-nation coalition against the Islamic State group to take on a bigger share of the load. (...)
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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. (...)
Categories: Politics

Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. (...)
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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for planes that fly internationally beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. (...)
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The Obamas celebrate the game with wings, pizza and nachos

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is taking a day off from the "Let's Move" campaign while enjoying the Super Bowl. (...)
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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:31pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time. (...)
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Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is working with Italy to push back against efforts by the Islamic State group to gain a foothold in Libya. (...)
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US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses. (...)
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Obama to seek double funding for clean energy R&D by 2020

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he'll ask Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. (...)
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Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. (...)
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Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. (...)
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In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait. (...)
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Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. (...)
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