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  • State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 7:00 pm
    The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month.
  • Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 5:00 pm
    Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced Tuesday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department under an independent monitor.
  • Vermont's Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton's left
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 4:32 pm
    Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "political revolution" to transform the nation's economy and politics.
  • Arizona House Democrat to challenge McCain for Senate
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 3:44 pm
    Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 3:28 pm
    Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.
  • Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 2:44 pm
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don't have to.
  • McConnell: 2016 goal is to maintain, not grow, GOP majority
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 2:24 pm
    Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chances are "pretty slim" that Republicans will grow their majority in the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying his goal is to preserve the majority for what he hopes will be a Republican president.
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 1:45 pm
    President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
  • Obama, South Korean president to meet at White House in June
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 12:53 pm
    President Barack Obama will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) at the White House next month.
  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 12:04 pm
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.
  • Faulty fan, smoke blamed in brief evacuation of US Capitol
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 12:01 pm
    Police briefly evacuated hundreds of workers and tourists from the U.S. Capitol and its adjacent visitors' center on Tuesday in a problem officials tentatively blamed on a faulty exhaust fan in a visitor center kitchen.
  • Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 11:36 am
    Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
  • US military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 11:33 am
    The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas.
  • Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 11:16 am
    The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances.
  • Obama: US must examine how assets are being used in IS fight
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 10:52 am
    Looking to boost Iraqi fighting forces, President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its allies need to examine whether they are deploying military assets effectively against Islamic State militants as Iraq mounts a new offensive to recapture critical territory west of Baghdad.