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AP Top Political News At 11:32 p.m. EDT

Undercover probe finds health law failings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday....

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
ATLANTA (AP) -- Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration....

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement....

Obama attributes wildfires to climate change
SEATTLE (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change....

Government drafting birth control accommodation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs....

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race....

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed....

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement....

Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader....

Obama fundraising amid many challenges
SEATTLE (AP) -- Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives....

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Obama fundraising amid many challenges

Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Md. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

Christie: No plans to campaign in NY for Astorino

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

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