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SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

Call it health care law numerology.

Report: Kansas Senate challenger's assets top $21M

The independent candidate trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas disclosed Monday that he owns assets worth between $21.5 million and $86 million.

Obama has built a complicated immigration record

There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a U.S.-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.

Clinton: 2014 races a chance 'to shape our future'

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall election is "an opportunity to shape our future" in a new fundraising pitch on behalf of House Democrats.

Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet in Congress.

Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding

Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.

US existing home sales fall in August

Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.

Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants.

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.

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