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GOP: House to vote on Homeland bill without conditions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration....

5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end....

Danforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the mean-spirited nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who he suggested was led to fatally shoot himself by political bullying from a negative radio ad and a perceived anti-Semitic whisper campaign....

Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law....

Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox pleads guilty to federal charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox has pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse....

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world....

General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the coalition said Tuesday....

Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires....

No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus....

O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton....

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