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  • 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
  • Couples, officials, foes readying for US gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI – With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected any day now, gay couples in states with bans are making wedding plans, cou ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Justices’ verdicts differ in free speech cases

    WASHINGTON – In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
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