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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
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Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." (...)
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Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections. (...)
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. (...)
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White House reports drop in minors crossing border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. (...)
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Biden: US won't rest until VA problems fixed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:22am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won't rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed. (...)
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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access. (...)
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Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week. (...)
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Obama urges Putin to compel Russian-backed separatists to stop hampering probe at crash site

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama urges Putin to compel Russian-backed separatists to stop hampering probe at crash site. (...)
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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." (...)
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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination. (...)
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Obama to speak about downed Ukraine plane

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning. (...)
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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama. (...)
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Obama to bestow Medal of Honor on NH veteran

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. (...)
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GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:34pm
STORDEN, Minn. (AP) — Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations with political gridlock that some of her regular customers grumble about. (...)
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Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East after the civilian death toll in the conflict sharply escalated over the weekend. (...)
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