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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi....

Koch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016....

Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives....

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government....

Analysis: GOP calls for bipartisanship, says Obama defiant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Winners by far in last fall's elections, Republicans now demand bipartisanship from President Barack Obama as their due and the voters' desire....

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides....

Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East....

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency....

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces to root out terrorists from the Middle Eastern nation and elsewhere in the region....

Obama 'deeply concerned' about latest violence in Ukraine
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his administration is "deeply concerned" about the latest deadly flare-up in eastern Ukraine, but he says he won't change how he's handling the situation....

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Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen

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