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Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar. That calendar would begin with the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016, followed by voting later that month in New … Continue reading

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Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria. He has held firm even as the civil war’s death toll climbed toward 200,000, the Syrian government used chemical weapons … Continue reading

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How Iran’s Nuclear Remarks Left the State Department Confused

A defiant statement by the Iranian Foreign Minister linking cooperation against ISIS in Iraq to sanctions relief might actually be a giant, lost-in-translation misunderstanding, the State Department said today. According to state-run media, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Doesn’t ‘Really Understand the Details’ of Indictment

View photo . PHOTO: Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with reporters after speaking to a group of business leaders, Friday Aug. 22, … PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry returned to New Hampshire Friday for the first time since 2012, … Continue reading

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Homeland Warns of ISIS Retaliation in US by Sympathizers

Federal authorities today urged law enforcement across the country to be alert for possible attacks inside the United States in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic group ISIS, the brutal terrorist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and … Continue reading

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Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30 – as some conservative Republicans hope it will – … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s massive anti-government protests stay peaceful, for the moment

LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 22 — Huge anti-government demonstrations in Pakistan entered their second week with thousands of protesters surrounding and blockading — peacefully, so far — the parliament building in Islamabad. Two groups of protesters from different opposition parties first … Continue reading

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Hamas leader: Don’t compare us to ISIL

DOHA, Qatar—In an interview with Yahoo News, the political leader of Hamas today vigorously rejected any comparison to ISIL terrorists and pledged that the Palestinian militant group will start giving warnings to Israelis about impending rocket attacks in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Virginia’s ex-governor testifies that loans not inappropriate

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified during his corruption trial on Friday that he saw nothing inappropriate about accepting $70,000 in loans from a businessman to help pay the bills on beach properties. … Continue reading

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California Senate passes gun database checks bill

By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in most cases when carrying out checks on people who may harm themselves or others. The … Continue reading

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