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Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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) — 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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‘Bridgegate’ scandal threatens next World Trade Center tower

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – The “Bridgegate” scandal that rocked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration earlier this year is threatening a deal that would allow developer Larry Silverstein to finish building the next World Trade Center skyscraper. … Continue reading

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U.S. Justice Department announces clemency review of drug offenders

By Julia Edwards and Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department laid out new clemency guidelines on Wednesday that are expected to make thousands of drug offenders eligible for a reduction in the sentences they are currently serving. … Continue reading

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US clears Egypt for some military assistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance. Secretary of State John Kerry informed Egypt’s foreign minister, Nabil … Continue reading

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U.S. official responsible for reforming Medicare is leaving post

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law. Jonathan Blum, Medicare director and principal deputy administrator of the … Continue reading

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Colorado lawmakers move to tighten edible marijuana laws

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Colorado lawmakers are moving to tighten laws governing the sale of marijuana-infused edibles, an issue that has gained attention following two deaths possibly linked to the ingestion of cannabis products, the measures’ main sponsor … Continue reading

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IRS’s summons power faces test in Supreme Court

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to … Continue reading

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