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  • U.S. could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a fina ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Some senators oppose Justice Department plan on computer warrants

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Military acted properly on Benghazi, lawyer says

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • 8-justice Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

    WASHINGTON – A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration's rules ...
    May 16, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • On more than one issue, Donald Trump sounds like a Democrat

    NEW YORK – As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he sou ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • House GOP wins Obamacare lawsuit, says district judge

    WASHINGTON – In a setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally sp ...
    May 12, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:25 am
  • GOP presses Facebook over excluding links to conservative stories

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conserva ...
    May 10, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Obama allies use Donald Trump to press GOP on Supreme Court nominee

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Proponents of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee believe they have a new winning argument to get the Republican-led Sen ...
    May 9, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON – Vape away.Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from ne ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • House GOP leader: No help for Puerto Rico before deadline

    WASHINGTON – Congress will not act to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline when nearly half-a-billion dollars in bond payments come ...
    April 26, 2016 - 2:11 pm
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