Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to … Continue reading


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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November … Continue reading


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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on … Continue reading


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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

By Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all … Continue reading


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Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama’s comment … Continue reading


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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state. The measure, signed into law … Continue reading


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Family of seriously ill Joan Rivers ‘keeping fingers crossed’: daughter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest, said on Sunday the comedian’s family members are “keeping our fingers crossed,” according to a hospital statement. Rivers, 81, has been hospitalized … Continue reading


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Actress Jenny McCarthy marries pop star Donnie Wahlberg

(Reuters) – Actress Jenny McCarthy and pop star turned reality television star Donnie Wahlberg have tied the knot in Chicago, family and media said on Sunday. McCarthy, a former co-host of the daytime talk show, “The View,” and Wahlberg, part … Continue reading


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Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said. During Sunday’s show at Grand Park … Continue reading


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McGuinness urges dissident ceasefire

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Iceland issues new volcano alert

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PM may block return of UK jihadists

31 August 2014 Last updated at 13:29 The prime minister is expected to consider strengthening terrorism prevention and investigation measures British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under plans being considered by … Continue reading


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