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Dempsey: Syrian rebels wouldn't back US interests

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The Obama administration is opposed to even limited U.S. military intervention in Syria because it believes rebels fighting the Assad regime wouldn't support American interests if they were to seize power right now

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ACT: Only quarter of grads ready for all subjects

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The results, part of ACT's annual report, indicate thousands of students graduate from high schools without the knowledge necessary for the next steps in life.

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Last Nixon tapes to be released cover key period

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The recordings cap the chronological release of 3,000 hours of tapes Nixon recorded between February 1971 and July 1973 that have been released by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Texas Sen. Cruz shrugs off Canadian citizenship

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates' birthplaces have flared in recent elections.

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Rubio is talking less about immigration these days

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The local radio talk-show host asked the Republican senator why he had worked with Democrats on legislation that would give the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally an eventual path to citizenship.

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Mubarak casts shadow over US policy in Egypt

Posted: 08/20/2013 - For the Obama administration, there's a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country's jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak.

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Sen. Cruz says he'll renounce Canadian citizenship

Posted: 08/20/2013 - The Texas Republican and tea party favorite announced his plans Monday night in a statement. The move comes in the wake of a report by The Dallas Morning News that Cruz holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.

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Scalia: Court shouldn't 'invent new minorities'

Posted: 08/20/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday.

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Corker criticized for working with Democrats

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker insists his willingness to work with Democrats doesn't make him a moderate, but ardent conservatives think otherwise.

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Tea party groups seek senatorial candidate

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Tea party groups in Tennessee and national conservative organizations are looking for a primary election candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy

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Hagel holds first Pentagon talks with Chinese

Posted: 08/19/2013 - In his first Pentagon meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a familiar agenda marked with tensions over U.S. missile defenses, Chinese cyberattacks and other issues.

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Summer burst in Iowa belies quiet on 2016 front

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Potential presidential candidates' recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in this important state.

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Post-vacation, Obama to face Egypt, spending talks

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Fresh from a weeklong vacation, President Barack Obama has to confront such issues as the crisis in Egypt and federal spending before getting back out on the road to sell his economic proposals.

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Congress split on cutting off aid to Egypt

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Democratic leaders have generally supported the president's approach. But on Sunday, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said he would end aid to Egypt.

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Key Senate races have a family factor

Posted: 08/19/2013 - Candidates are wielding famous political pedigrees in a number of races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control in the 2014 elections.

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US scraps military drills with Egypt - but not aid

Posted: 08/16/2013 - President Barack Obama scrapped plans for joint American-Egyptian military exercises Thursday, announcing the first concrete U.S. reaction to the spiraling violence in and around Cairo

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Hagel looks to cut impact of recent Obama remarks

Posted: 08/16/2013 - In early May, as high-profile incidents of sexual assault in the military spiked, President Barack Obama — the nation's commander in chief — declared he had no tolerance for the matter.

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US warns of rising threat from al-Qaida in Iraq

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Top U.S. and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al-Qaida, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency

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