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Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:21pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama on Tuesday embarked on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. (...)
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GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:09pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia's Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. (...)
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Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:05pm
SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change. (...)
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GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:39pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Early returns are trickling in as Georgia Republicans await the outcome of an expensive, bitter Senate primary runoff between businessman David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. (...)
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US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. (...)
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Government drafting birth control accommodation

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs. (...)
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Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. (...)
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Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:36pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. (...)
Categories: Politics

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. (...)
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FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. (...)
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Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:37am
SEATTLE (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week. (...)
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US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week. (...)
Categories: Politics

US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week. (...)
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US officials: Intel suggests Malaysia plane shot down by separatists, no link to Russia found

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Intel suggests Malaysia plane shot down by separatists, no link to Russia found. (...)
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Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. (...)
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GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:51am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration. (...)
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