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Obama: No credible intelligence indicating threat to the United States during holidays
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said there is currently no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday....

Addiction, drug sentences and policing being discussed by candidates in 2016 presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago....

US commander: Some in military suspended for roles in deadly Afghan hospital attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, military officials said Wednesday....

Targeted by Democrats, Rubio finesses his hard-line position on abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice....

Post-Paris attacks, law enforcement and security experts are still at odds over security tech
NEW YORK (AP) -- Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats....

Donald Trump's wife, children campaign with him a rally in South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Donald Trump's wife campaigned with him for the first time in South Carolina on Tuesday, telling voters she loved them and saying her husband would be "the best president, ever."...

Obama set to grant reprieve to turkeys "Honest" and "Abe" during White House ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will soon spare two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times....

Hugh Montgomery, paratrooper and CIA spy, reflects on his adventures in war and espionage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn't done among his generation of spies....

EPA withdraws approval of new weed killer for genetically modified corn, soybeans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday withdrew approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans....

NJ Gov. Christie brands Obama 'naive' on IS group threat, defends stance on Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says President Barack Obama continues to underestimate the threat posed by Islamic State militants despite the Paris attacks....

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