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Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Call them the culprits of carbon....

GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe....

From Homeland to hair: Clinton emails peek into the personal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine....

High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year....

Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language....

US criticizes imprisonment of China media freedom activist
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is criticizing China's imprisonment of a media freedom activist who was sentenced to six years after the late addition of charges that his attorneys were not given a chance to defend against....

Clinton rallies with female Senate Democrats _ except Warren
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Linking arms in a Capitol Hill ballroom, Hillary Clinton received a public embrace Monday from 13 female Democratic senators who praised her as a trailblazing leader ready to be president. But there was one noticeable absence: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren....

Sanders undergoes elective outpatient hernia procedure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders underwent an elective outpatient hernia repair procedure on Monday....

Senate confirms Obama's pick for USAID administrator
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development after months of delay rooted in a separate dispute over the international nuclear deal with Iran....

House may move quickly to overhaul visa waiver program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress may move quickly to overhaul a program that allows travel to the U.S. with no visa, something that has come under criticism following the Paris terror attacks....

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