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Nuke talks set for several more days; signs of backtracking

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:12am
VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran prepared to move past Tuesday's deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, with officials suggesting significant backtracking by Tehran's negotiators that may need several more days of discussions to resolve. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. (...)
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House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama, Rousseff aim to show they've moved past spy scandal

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. (...)
Categories: Politics

Russian foreign minister to join nuclear talks

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:03am
VIENNA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) will travel to Vienna to join Iran nuclear talks. He will meet there with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in an attempt to resolve disputes that have forced an extension of the negotiations past the June 30 deadline. (...)
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Climate top item for Obama sit-down with Brazil leader

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The issue of climate change and steps to slow its progress are expected to dominate the agenda when President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff meet at the White House, but the leaders will also be striving to show they've smoothed things over following revelations that Brazil was a target of American spy programs. (...)
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Sputtering start to US military's training of Syrian rebels

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 100 Syrian rebels are currently being trained by the U.S. military to fight the Islamic State group, a tiny total for a sputtering program with a stated goal of producing 5,400 fighters a year. (...)
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Political opposition groups want to tear down 2016 hopefuls

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-second TV ad, by the super PAC American Crossroads, boosting the Republican candidate, Joni Ernst. (...)
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Climate top item for Obama sit-down with Brazil leader

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says climate change will be a top discussion item when President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff meet at the White House. (...)
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Sputtering start to US military's training of Syrian rebels

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 100 Syrian rebels are currently being trained by the U.S. military to fight the Islamic State group — just a tiny total for a sputtering program with a stated goal of producing 5,400 fighters a year. (...)
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Political opposition groups want to tear down 2016 hopefuls

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — You just know it will happen: A 2016 presidential candidate will be caught in an embarrassing moment and it will end up everywhere online and perhaps in an attack ad by the other side. (...)
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Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:02pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong. (...)
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