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  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 7:24 pm
    A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year -- at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency.
  • Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 4:52 pm
    Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters.
  • Ex-President George HW Bush tweets about fall, neck injury
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:48 pm
    Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about falling at his Maine summer home and fracturing a bone in his neck.
  • 4 Democrats get behind Obama's Iran nuclear deal
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:40 pm
    Four Democrats, including one who represents an American hostage in Iran, said Thursday they would support the Iran nuclear deal in a major boost for President Barack Obama.
  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:16 pm
    In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.
  • Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 2:48 pm
    Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.
  • US judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 2:40 pm
    A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.
  • Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 2:36 pm
    A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration.
  • Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 2:04 pm
    This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.
  • Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 2:01 pm
    The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year.
  • Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 1:21 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support.
  • Harlem museum head, Dem fundraisers join Obama library board
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 1:04 pm
    The foundation building President Barack Obama's future library is adding the head of an African-American art museum and two major Democratic fundraisers to its board.
  • Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 12:16 pm
    Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds.
  • Defense secretary calls for review of security policies
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 12:01 pm
    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices.
  • US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 11:40 am
    The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine.
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