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Official: 1 American dead in Libyan hotel attack

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official is confirming the death of one U.S. citizen in Tuesday's attack on a Libyan hotel. (...)
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US official confirms death of 1 American citizen in Libyan hotel attack

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official confirms death of 1 American citizen in Libyan hotel attack. (...)
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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president's unilateral deportation curbs. (...)
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Operator of errant drone works for intel agency

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who has acknowledged flying a drone onto the White House grounds works for a U.S. intelligence agency. (...)
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GOP lawmakers embrace Obama trade push more than Democrats

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn't happen often, but Republican lawmakers on Tuesday gave more support to President Barack Obama than did Democrats on a key issue: trade. (...)
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Senators to hold confirmation hearing for defense secretary

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a confirmation hearing next week to consider Ashton Carter to be the next secretary of defense. (...)
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US sees Kobani as key win, but Mosul may require new tactics

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement of fighters and weaponry. Taking back the key Iraqi city of Mosul may be an entirely different matter. (...)
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Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. (...)
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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. (...)
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Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. (...)
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Gowdy vows to 'ratchet up' Benghazi investigation

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration. (...)
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Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 9.5 million people are already signed up for 2015 coverage under the president's health care law. That's on track to surpass the goal set last year. (...)
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US sees Kobani as key win, but Mosul may require new tactics

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kurdish recapture of Kobani in northern Syria appears to have provided a blueprint for defeating the Islamic State, bringing together U.S. air power with an effective ground force and protected routes for the movement of fighters and weaponry. Taking back the key Iraqi city of Mosul may be an entirely different matter. (...)
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:59am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah. (...)
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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. (...)
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Obama team asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, Australia and many other countries. (...)
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Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. (...)
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Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration. (...)
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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. (...)
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Mormon leaders call for laws protecting some gay rights as well as religious liberties

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:11am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders call for laws protecting some gay rights as well as religious liberties. (...)
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