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  • US to send Ukraine $18 million in food, health, shelter aid
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:44 pm
    The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and pro-Russia fighters.
  • Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:40 pm
    President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors.
  • Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:24 pm
    A California man accused of climbing over a White House fence was released from jail Monday after appearing in Superior Court in Washington.
  • Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:20 pm
    Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.
  • FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:04 pm
    The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.
  • Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 3:48 pm
    Key senators said Monday they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.
  • US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 3:20 pm
    In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.
  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 2:56 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 2:24 pm
    Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond.
  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 2:13 pm
    Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 -- and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.
  • GOP's Jeb Bush to visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 1:48 pm
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe this summer, to speak to an economic conference in Germany and meet with business and defense leaders, among others, aides said Monday.
  • Mideast security top topic for Obama, Emirates crown prince
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 1:17 pm
    Conflicts across the Middle East and international talks over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda Monday during President Barack Obama's meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said.
  • Clinton dismisses allegations of favoritism at foundation
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 12:54 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is rejecting a book's allegations that foreign governments that made donations to her family foundation received favorable treatment from the State Department while she served in the Obama administration.
  • Kasich sets up committee that could point toward 2016 bid
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 11:25 am
    A day after saying he's closer to a decision whether to run for president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has created a committee that lets him raise money to promote a potential campaign.
  • TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 11:01 am
    The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday.
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