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AP Source: Federal charges expected against Sen. Menendez
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday....

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Racial discrimination from police in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday as he called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights....

Iraqi forces retake western town of al-Baghdadi
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says Iraqi forces have retaken the town of al-Baghdadi from Islamic State fighters after months of battles....

Clinton's emails: Secrets, security and the law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton did it her way, and it could cost her....

FOIA rules to guide review of Clinton emails for publication
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Friday it will apply the legal provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to determine what parts of Hillary Rodham Clinton's official emails when she was secretary of state will be released publicly from her private account. The law contains nine exemptions to censor or withhold parts of records....

CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency's limited insights into a series of major global developments....

Illinois congressman hires firms to review office spending
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois congressman under scrutiny for lavish expenses, including redecorating his Washington office in the style of the PBS television series "Downton Abbey," announced Friday that he has hired private firms to oversee spending for his official and campaign operations....

Harry Reid endorses Van Hollen in Maryland Senate race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid enthusiastically endorsed Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen Friday for the U.S. Senate, an early attempt by a key Democrat to clear the field and avoid a divisive primary campaign to replace Maryland's longtime Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski....

States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration
HOUSTON (AP) -- A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it....

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers - not the U.S. - are leading the charge....

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FILE - In this March 1, 2013, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez listens during a news conference, at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Attorney General Eric Holder is declining to say if he has approved the filing of corruption charges against Menendez. Nor is Menendez shedding much light on the situation. A statement issued by the senator's office Friday, March 6, 2015, says many false allegations have been made about his ties with Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is a friend and donor to Menendez's campaigns. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) AP Photo/Mel Evans

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