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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an... Read more »

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Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in... Read more »

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Lawmaker revising Arizona's 'revenge porn' law after suit

An Arizona lawmaker who sponsored a law against "revenge porn" is working on a new version after a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups forced it to be put on hold. Read more »

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Talks in Yemen between political parties, rebels break down

U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemeni political parties and Shiite rebels who occupy the capital broke down Sunday, with several main factions calling for renewed protests against the rebels. Read more »

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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day... Read more »

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Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria's upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country... Read more »

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Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces... Read more »

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Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

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Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that... Read more »

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Former Congressman Jim Matheson honored at Democratic fundraiser

Former Congressman Jim Matheson, known for his ability to reach across aisles during his 14 years as a representative for the state, received the Chairman's Legacy Award from state Democratic party... Read more »

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Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the... Read more »

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Japan's prime minister 'speechless' after video claims Islamic State hostage dead

Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and demanded the... Read more »

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Possible 2016 GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum in Iowa

The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016... Read more »

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Sen. Mike Lee urges conservative Republicans to select 'principled, positive and proven' presidential candidate

Speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines Saturday afternoon, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah challenged attendees to help nominate a presidential candidate who is "a principled, positive and proven"... Read more »

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Wild-horse activists kicked out of BLM meeting in Nevada

Two employees of an international animal protection organization were escorted by police from a public meeting in northern Nevada after disrupting it to protest the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's... Read more »

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Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

Police say a third person has died following an early-morning shooting at a house party in Omaha. Read more »

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Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington describes as al-Qaida's most... Read more »

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Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White... Read more »

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Death of prosecutor hits Argentina, could affect its future

Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser... Read more »

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Sept. 11-era security unveiled for latest NYC terror trial

As a terrorism trial gets underway for a lone defendant in twin bombings of U.S. embassies nearly two decades ago, fears over the terror attacks in Paris and unrest a world away have raised... Read more »

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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Read more »

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Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg hopes to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require all gun sales go through... Read more »

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Higher education leaders seek $337 million in state funding

Utah higher education leaders have asked state lawmakers to provide more than $337 million to provide better compensation for instructors and better services for students. Read more »

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Police: State employee brought loaded gun into workplace

The California Highway Patrol said Friday that it arrested a state employee who is accused of bringing a loaded gun to work at the secretary of state's office. Read more »

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