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Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president. Bush provided the names to The Associated Press....

US probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press....

Dempsey: No shortcuts in Syria rebel vetting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. won't take shortcuts in screening Syrian rebel volunteers for a U.S. training program, which is off to an extremely slow start....

The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):...

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."...

Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility....

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday....

After court ruling, Obama says more to do on health care
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he wants to refocus on improving health care quality, expanding access and rooting out waste now that the Supreme Court has upheld a key element of his health care law....

Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small _ and large
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of those donating giving less than $100....

Ben Carson campaign says it raised $8.3M in past 3 months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative favorite Ben Carson's presidential campaign says it has raised more than $8.3 million in the last three months....

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