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  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON – The nation’s respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.Spending on ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Pollard to be freed; U.S. analyst spied for Israel

    WASHINGTON – Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has be ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous’ ‘sad’

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

    WASHINGTON – Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • 2016 Republicans use Donald Trump, TV to make debate cut

    AMES, Iowa – Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law.
    July 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a 'fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim that President ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • US-trained Iraqi troops to join Ramadi counteroffensive

    BAGHDAD – For the first time, Iraqi troops trained by the U.S.-led coalition have been added to the assault force Iraq is using to retake the city of ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

    PITTSBURGH – Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same peo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk says he allowed his anger to get the best of him as he criticized the multinational agreement designed to keep Iran ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

    WASHINGTON – More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – At home and abroad, the White House courted support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday as congressional leaders in both pa ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Obama commutations include 2 Chicago men, 1 from Gary

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago men, including one serving a life sentence, and a Gary, Indiana man were among nearly four dozen nonviolent offenders whose pris ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Justice Dept.: Food companies risk prosecution for outbreaks

    WASHINGTON – Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civ ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
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