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Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria launched amid intelligence gaps, less restrictive targeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials....

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S....

Gov. Christie says he'll decide on White House run early in 2015, cites 3 key questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for president....

Obama looks to find his economic voice again in the midst of foreign challenges, airstrikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages....

Details of presidential security breaches evolving despite hours of questioning by lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service....

Fastest path to same-sex marriage for some Americans would be Supreme Court rejection of cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now....

Obama, Netanyahu to meet at the White House as deadline in Iranian nuclear talks nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship....

Gov't data on industry's ties to doctors, top hospitals shows $3.5B in payments and benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine....

Pomp and pageantry as Obama meets with Modi, but few signs of progress on US-India ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length....

Food advocates try to make food policy morph into a political 'kitchen table' issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote....

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Details of presidential security breaches evolving despite hours of questioning by lawmakers

Obama looks to find his economic voice again in the midst of foreign challenges, airstrikes

Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria launched amid intelligence gaps, less restrictive targeting

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Ex-Florida Gov. Crist, trying to regain office, tells AP current Gov. Scott has no integrity

2016 preview: Georgia GOP, Dems, scramble for black, other minority votes key to Senate race

Jeb Bush lauds education plan of Arkansas governor hopeful Hutchinson despite differences


 
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