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Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

Iraq cloud hovers over US-Afghan troop treaty

WASHINGTON — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year…

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Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings…

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Secret Service chief on hot seat for breach

Secret Service chief on hot seat for breach

WASHINGTON — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency’s critical…

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New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who a…

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Kurds advance in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds advance in Iraq as Britain joins fray

SALHIYAH, Iraq — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heav…

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Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air…

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Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top oil industry official says the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seve…

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lauding India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the…

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Ore…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll c…

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Savvy Utah lawmaker leads GOP on Secret Service

Savvy Utah lawmaker leads GOP on Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — The night before Tuesday's congressional hearing on the White House break-in, bombshell news broke: The intruder had made it…

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Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters in SC

Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolin…

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed fi…

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Jeb Bush campaigns for Arkansas GOP hopeful

SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is praising education proposals from gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas…

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags,…

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Cornell University selects 1st female president

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University trustees have selected University of Southern California Provost Elizabeth Garrett to be the Ivy League…

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Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case

Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The lawyer for the man charged in a University of Virginia student's disappearance says police haven't told him what evid…

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Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency fai…

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Secret Service: Internal investigation is ongoing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says even 11 days after an Army veteran jumped the fence and burst into the White Hous…

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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheadin…

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Parents charged in death of son found in home

Parents charged in death of son found in home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, …

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Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him o…

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Secret Service: White House intruder posed threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and mad…

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Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season hea…

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Dem lawmaker: Low confidence in Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson'…

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