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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work facing a daunting workload

Greeks reject demands for more austerity in key referendum

Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted Sunday that more than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum had rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in... Read more »

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Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. Read more »

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Mormon voters: A key bloc up for grabs in Nevada caucus race

Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential elections, she already had a steadfast favorite to support. Read more »

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Gov. Nikki Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda. Read more »

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California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates... Read more »

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Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. Read more »

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Ted Cruz's 2016 campaign says its raised $14.2M since launch

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign says it has raised more than $14 million in the just over three months since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Read more »

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USDA offers funding for farmers markets, local food programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's focus has traditionally been on food production, agriculture and natural resources but under the administration of President Barack Obama the USDA also has... Read more »

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Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town

The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. Read more »

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7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far

After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any... Read more »

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Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting Islamic State in Raqqa

U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria, killing at least 10 militants and wounding many others in one... Read more »

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US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief

Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States... Read more »

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Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum

Greeks started casting ballots early Sunday in the closely watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in... Read more »

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Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the... Read more »

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Bentley: Removing Confederate flags was 'right thing to do'

Gov. Robert Bentley said removing four Confederate flags from the state Capitol was the "right thing to do" and that the state didn't need to go through a fight over the banners. Read more »

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Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not on accused man having been deported 5 times

The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. Read more »

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Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline. Read more »

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Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling... Read more »

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A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

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Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure

Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts... Read more »

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Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades

Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016,"... Read more »

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In our opinion: Declaration of Independence — a document worthy of review

On the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we provide lengthy excerpts from the beginning and conclusion of that symbolic manuscript of liberty, drafted by Thomas... Read more »

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McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the... Read more »

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Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry

The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling... Read more »

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Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county

The black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road — a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place. Read more »

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