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Obama signs legislation ending benefits for Nazis

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. (...)
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Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor's show

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:56am
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this call was one of a kind. (...)
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More US troops going to Iraq in a couple of weeks

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local forces, the top U.S. commander for the mission said Thursday while cautioning that it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military. (...)
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US announces protections for transgender workers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. (...)
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Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week: (...)
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Obama calls into Massachusetts governor's show

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:14am
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this one was different. (...)
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More US troops going to Iraq in a couple of weeks

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local forces, the top U.S. commander for the mission said Thursday while cautioning that it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military. (...)
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Obama to waive sanctions authority in Hill bill

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama does not plan to immediately impose new economic penalties on Russia. (...)
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White House: 'Sophisticated actor' hacked Sony

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent." (...)
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Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week: (...)
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US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is delaying the release of a volume from its U.S. foreign relations history that deals with the CIA-backed overthrow of an Iranian prime minister in the 1950s out of concern that publication could undermine nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic. (...)
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US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is delaying release of a history study because publication could interfere with ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations. (...)
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More US troops going to Iraq in a couple of weeks

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Iraq says additional American troops will begin moving into the country in a couple of weeks to train local forces. (...)
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Treasury sanctions mother-in-law of Mexican drug lord

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is imposing sanctions on the mother-in-law of a Mexican drug lord because she allegedly concealed assets from a drug cartel's operations around the world. (...)
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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years. (...)
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Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous." (...)
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