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Obama hopes to marshal strong action against climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is hoping to marshal strong global action against climate change at the historic conference in Paris and reassure the world that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments....

Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made
PARIS (AP) -- This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save....

Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real....

Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida....

Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses....

GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee....

What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican....

Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries....

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race....

Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules....

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