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Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy
BOSTON (AP) -- The late "liberal lion" Sen. Edward Kennedy was hailed by political leaders from across the country and political spectrum Monday at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston featuring a full-size replica of the Senate chamber....

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time, differences remain
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with substantial differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement....

Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses
NEW YORK (AP) -- Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune....

4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker
Can your broker or adviser be trusted? There is no way to be 100 percent certain, but far too many investors don't even take a few simple steps to protect themselves. Start by asking questions. Here are four key ones, and tips for finding the answers....

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards - particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs....

Clinton: US-Israeli relations need to be 'constructive'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the former secretary of state during the weekend....

Clinton email dustup latest in 'delete, erase' era of gov't
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction....

Obama to make first visit to Kenya as president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth....

High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says a North Carolina sex offender should have a chance to challenge a requirement that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life....

AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits....

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In this Monday, March 23, 2015 photo, a full-scale replica of the U.S. Senate Chamber is displayed inside the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, in Boston. The $79 million institute is scheduled to be dedicated on Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AP Photo/Steven Senne

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