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  • John Kerry travels to Mideast then Southeast Asia next week
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 12:08 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry travels to the Mideast next week and then Asia, including a stop in Vietnam.
  • 'Just the ticket': 4-star solution to nuclear Air Force ills
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 11:04 am
    Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time in the post-Cold War era. His mission: Restore institutional muscle and assert more influence on the force's behalf.
  • As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 10:32 am
    The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.
  • Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 9:52 am
    Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.
  • Former ambassadors to Israel back Iran nuclear deal
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 9:52 am
    Seven former U.S. diplomats and State Department officials sent a letter Monday to leaders in Congress urging them to support the nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Spain's King Felipe VI to visit White House in September
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 8:36 am
    The king and queen of Spain will head to Washington later this year for their first official visit to the White House.
  • GOP's chairman doesn't expect Trump third-party candidacy
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 7:04 am
    Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that he's not worried about Donald Trump eventually running for president as an independent.
  • Candidate criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 7:00 am
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.
  • No sign that issue of Planned Parenthood videos is fading
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 12:40 am
    Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.
  • Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 12:36 am
    As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.
  • High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 12:36 am
    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.
  • Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust
    Associated Press | July 26, 2015 7:44 pm
    GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.
  • Sanders visits Louisiana, talks civil rights, gun control
    Associated Press | July 26, 2015 6:48 pm
    Sen. Bernie Sanders wrapped up a weekend campaign swing in Louisiana with a typically fiery speech railing against income inequality and touching on issues of racism and criminal justice during a rally that drew close to 4,000 people to a suburban New Orleans convention center Sunday night.
  • Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell
    Associated Press | July 26, 2015 6:20 pm
    Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.
  • Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs
    Associated Press | July 26, 2015 11:08 am
    The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.