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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the Ebola afflicted region.

Oklahoma lawmakers to consider execution by gas

Oklahoma would become the first state to execute condemned inmates using nitrogen gas under a proposal that will be presented next week to a legislative committee. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Cuba sending dozens of doctors to fight Ebola

Cuba's health ministry said Friday it is sending more than 160 health workers to help stop the raging Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, providing a much-needed injection of medical expertise in a... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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House Speaker John Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

Speaker John Boehner on Friday promised Iraq's prime minister that the House will provide the new government in Baghdad the U.S. assistance necessary to defeat Islamic militants. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Obama tours birthplace of Star-Spangled Banner

President Barack Obama is touring the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, where U.S. troops defended the city of Baltimore against the British during the War of 1812. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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A look at voter photo ID requirements

n states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Photos: AmeriCorps members pledge to 'get things done for America'

On Friday, a new class of Utah AmeriCorps members pledged to “get things done for America” as part of a nationwide ceremony to mark AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Border housing sore subject for Arizona town

Some people here call it Sesame Street. Others call it Legoland. They're referencing the boxy-shaped, brightly colored houses built by the government for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and agents... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Initiative that would split California into 6 states fails for 2016 ballot

A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six separate states failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016, the secretary of state's office reported Friday. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Retail sales are up since last month

The U.S. Census Bureau released its estimates for last month’s food and retail sales today, and things are looking up. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite a stint in rehab and persistent calls for him... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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US, Turkey mull strategy against Islamic militants

The United States on Friday pressed Turkey to harden its borders against fighters and funding flowing to the Islamic State militant group, and sought clarity on how far Ankara is willing to go to... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Obama, Clinton to celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

President Barack Obama is marking the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program on Friday by sharing the stage with former President Bill Clinton, the program's creator, at a White House ceremony with hundreds of... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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