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Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, casting new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. But the parties agreed to … Continue reading

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US military chiefs face tough questioning from senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic State militants amid blistering criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election … Continue reading

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Rubio calls U.S. higher education system a ‘cartel’, urges overhaul

(Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called on Tuesday for an overhaul of the country’s higher education system, saying that universities were operating as a “cartel” and were not meeting the needs of students or the economy. “We … Continue reading

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South Carolina Senate expected to vote to remove Confederate flag

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina’s Senate is poised to pass legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a … Continue reading

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Clinton says Puerto Rico should have access to U.S. bankruptcy laws

By Amanda Becker IOWA CITY, IOWA (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Puerto Rico’s public entities should be able to use U.S. bankruptcy laws to restructure some $72 billion in debt. Like U.S. states, Puerto … Continue reading

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Republican White House contender Rubio to deliver economic speech

By James Oliphant CHICAGO (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Marco Rubio will deliver an economic speech in Chicago on Tuesday with the goal of separating himself from the packed field of Republican candidates and kick-starting his campaign into a more active, … Continue reading

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Clinton says she opposes boycott effort against Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a grassroots protest movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over policies involving the Palestinian territories. Clinton said in the letter released … Continue reading

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Donald Trump isn’t backing away from immigrant comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. The businessman, under fire from critics in and out of his party, issued a lengthy statement refusing to back off … Continue reading

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Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid’s US Senate seat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can’t be stereotyped. The three-term congressman from a state with 27 … Continue reading

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Obama: U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

By Jeff Mason and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria’s civil war and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent … Continue reading

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