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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
TOKYO (AP) -- Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine....
04/24/2014 09:55:40am
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GOP senators attack Obama deportations review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy....
04/24/2014 11:44:56am
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Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves....
04/24/2014 11:44:48am
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Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved....
04/24/2014 07:16:56am
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New date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech
TOKYO (AP) -- Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Topeka, Kan., in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends....
04/24/2014 11:56:21am
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Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger
TOKYO (AP) -- As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an agreement that is key to his agenda in the region....
04/24/2014 09:39:47am
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Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace....
04/24/2014 12:06:02pm
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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says....
04/23/2014 09:51:23pm
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GOP senators attack Obama deportations review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy....
04/24/2014 11:44:56am
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Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016....
04/24/2014 09:17:30am
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