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Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and…

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Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a…

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Obama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabia

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Obama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabia NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to…

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Democrat assails GOP leader of House Benghazi committee

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Democrat assails GOP leader of House Benghazi committee WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have complained that the panel's Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial steps…

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GOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to 2016 candidate

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
GOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to 2016 candidate NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Add Chris Christie to the list of prospective candidates for president now taking donations, a group of Republicans that might ultimately top two dozen. But for…

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5 things about Obama’s move to protect refuge from drilling

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5 things about Obama’s move to protect refuge from drilling WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness…

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8…

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VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions. The new framework is…

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CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

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CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released…

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Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

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Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will…

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