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Court orders State Dept. to release Clinton emails monthly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release batches of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email correspondence from her time as the nation's top diplomat every 30 days starting on June 30....

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser....

FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress wrestles over renewing the Patriot Act's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism....

EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday....

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened....

Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter says China's campaign to build artificial islands in the South China Sea is uniting other countries in the region and spurring calls for the U.S. to get more involved there....

Rick Santorum launching second White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said....

Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to cooperate with Russia on areas of "clear mutual interest," even as the West tries to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine....

US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord....

Former Rep. LaTourette files claim vs US over missed cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he received from his Capitol doctors, claiming they failed to pass along critical information about a lesion on the organ and the need for follow-up monitoring....

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Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances

Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act

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