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  • Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:44 pm
    The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.
  • US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:40 pm
    The United States has expanded its fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan, launching 20 airstrikes in the eastern part of the country in the last three weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday.
  • Judge orders Clinton's last emails public before Super Tues.
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:21 pm
    A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton's remaining emails from her time as secretary of state to be released by the end of the month, just before the presidential primary day known as Super Tuesday.
  • White House: We agree with Congress on NKorea sanctions
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:12 pm
    The Obama administration says a North Korea sanctions bill that won Senate approval is consistent with U.S. efforts to increase pressure on North Korea over its development of nuclear weapons.
  • Dems seek drug abuse funds as election-year issue sharpens
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:04 pm
    Congressional Democrats called Thursday for hundreds of millions in emergency spending to fight drug abuse but ran into Republican resistance as another health issue spiraled into an election-year showdown.
  • Trump settles lawsuit against Univision
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 12:32 pm
    Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.
  • CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 12:16 pm
    The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk.
  • US urges China-Taiwan talks amid uncertainty after election
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 12:00 pm
    The Obama administration is urging China and Taiwan to maintain dialogue amid concern that the election of an independence-leaning party on the island could heighten tensions in one of Asia's security hotspots.
  • Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 11:52 am
    The Justice Department has made progress since a failed gun-smuggling sting operation known as Fast and Furious, but more work needs to be done, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday.
  • John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 11:04 am
    Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him."
  • Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 11:04 am
    The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.
  • US says precise location of Iran's enriched uranium unknown
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 10:56 am
    A State Department official says the U.S. does not know the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel under the landmark nuclear agreement.
  • Bloomberg cautiously eyes 3rd party presidential bid
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 10:08 am
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race.
  • House bill would attempt to better rehabilitate prisoners
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 10:04 am
    Inmates could receive credits for taking part in rehabilitation programs such as education or job training under legislation advanced by a House panel.
  • Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 9:52 am
    Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.