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Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday....

Rick Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016....

Clinton returns to South Carolina, site of humbling '08 loss
ATLANTA (AP) -- The last time Hillary Rodman Clinton was in South Carolina, it was 2008 and she was on her way to losing the state's presidential primary to then-Sen. Barack Obama by close to 30 points....

104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds....

Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances....

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash....

Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures....

Obama to raise money for Democratic Party in Miami
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading to South Florida to raise money for the Democratic Party as it gears up for the campaign to succeed him....

Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records....

Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don't have to....

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