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Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

According to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village in Syria are so far "unsubstantiated."

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

According to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village in Syria are so far "unsubstantiated."

US: Russia sparked latest unrest in Ukraine

The United States sees Russia's hand in the latest unrest in eastern Ukraine.

Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world'

Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body.

Obama, Republicans compete for support among women

After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.

NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday.

Kerry expresses concern over attacks in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed strong concern that attacks by armed militants in eastern Ukraine have been orchestrated and synchronized, and are similar to previous attacks in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

For Europe, balancing act on new Russian penalties

The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine while at the same time warning Moscow to step back or take more financial hits.

Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders.

'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign's unofficial start.

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