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Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

TOKYO (AP) β€” Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running … Continue reading

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Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al … Continue reading

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Democratic governors challenge Connecticut campaign finance law

By Scott Malone (Reuters) – The U.S. Democratic Governors’ Association on Wednesday sued the state of Connecticut, saying its laws on political spending are unconstitutionally broad and limit the ability of political groups to buy independent ads backing candidates. The … Continue reading

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Hagel begins first trip to Latin America as U.S. defense chief

By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday his first trip to Latin America as Pentagon chief would add “muscle and sinew” to growing North American defense ties and highlight the … Continue reading

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Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies

By Mark Felsenthal and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defendefensece, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he … Continue reading

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Exclusive: White House considers former banking lawyer for Fed board

By Jonathan Spicer and Emily Stephenson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former lawyer with the American Bankers Association is being considered by the White House as a possible nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve, according to sources familiar … Continue reading

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Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention … Continue reading

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First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) β€” First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets. She said Wednesday that the new Veterans Employment Center provides one-stop shopping … Continue reading

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U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit

By Antoni Slodkowski and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit. The two-way talks … Continue reading

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Obama seeks to ease Asian allies’ doubts during visit to Japan

By Linda Sieg and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the … Continue reading

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