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In Arctic, Obama to glimpse life in rural Alaska where many toil in third-world conditions
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- It's a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket....

In Florida, Biden to get an early sense of whether he could mount a 2016 bid against Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he's sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries....

Major foreign policy victory looms for Obama as Iran nuclear deal nears 34 votes in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy....

Officials: Kerry to outline US security commitments to Israel, Arabs in letter to lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal....

US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book about homeland security, to be published in January
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal....

CNN amends debate criteria after push from Carly Fiorina supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CNN on Tuesday amended its criteria for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 primetime affair....

Despite risks, Jeb Bush intensifies clash with Donald Trump in GOP primary
MIAMI (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on....

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio: 'We don't need a Department of Education'
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommendations to state and local governments often turn into mandates tied to money....

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico, meet supporters in San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, his staff said Tuesday....

'Cadillac tax,' effective in 2018, seen as broad, complex and likely to snag middle class
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018....

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In Arctic, Obama to glimpse life in rural Alaska where many toil in third-world conditions

Officials: Kerry to outline US security commitments to Israel, Arabs in letter to lawmakers

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe for presidential entourage

Major foreign policy victory looms for Obama as Iran nuclear deal nears 34 votes in Senate

Senate GOP leader says it will take new president to end Planned Parenthood's federal funding

Man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana charge is freed in Missouri after 20 years

North Dakota's lieutenant governor admits affair; says he may still seek governor's office

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he won't seek re-election in 2016, cites family


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