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Republicans working to get Iran legislation moving again

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development. (...)
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AP NewsAlert

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyer: Hillary Rodham Clinton agrees to testify to Congress on Benghazi later this month. (...)
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Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices during her tenure as secretary of state, her attorney told lawmakers in a letter Monday. (...)
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Obama launches foundation to help minority young men

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:01pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness." (...)
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Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat. (...)
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Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice. (...)
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Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices, her attorney told lawmakers in a letter Monday. (...)
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Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices. (...)
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Obama launches foundation to help minority young men

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:01pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Acting in the aftermath of Baltimore's unrest, President Barack Obama helped launch a foundation Monday to take up his campaign to help minority young men by improving education, training and job placement in poor communities across the country. (...)
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Ex-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden. (...)
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Obama presidential legacy begins to take shape

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Piece by piece, President Barack Obama is trying to build the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave, putting in place decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency. (...)
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In Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life. (...)
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Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat. (...)
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Senator: Pentagon underreports sexual assaults in military

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. (...)
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Ex-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden. (...)
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Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Senate campaign committee has endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. (...)
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Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 7:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. (...)
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Ex-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director has written in a new book that Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012, it has been reported. (...)
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