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  • Overcoming hostilities, U.S. and Cuba to open embassies

    WASHINGTON – After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s cap ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Obama: ‘Feeling pretty good’ about health care

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s “feeling pretty good” about the state of his health c ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

    WASHINGTON – Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian Presiden ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

    VIENNA – Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nucl ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Court ruling spurs backers’ hopes for redistricting changes

    WASHINGTON – Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • What Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling means for states, churches, same-sex couples

    SALT LAKE CITY — The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U. ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling sets gay marriage in motion nationwide: The latest

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)1:15 ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage: Same-sex couples have right to marry nationwide

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of de ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Watchdog blames IRS incompetence for lost tea party emails

    WASHINGTON – Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Supreme Court health care subsidies ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical

    MIAMI — Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies: The latest

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Central)
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Carter: U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO

    TALLINN, Estonia – The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO's new rapid reaction ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:57 pm
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