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Congressional investigators got subsidized health insurance using bogus identities
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....

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv airport after Hamas rocket explodes nearby
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 Western wildfires to droughts caused by 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....

After bruising GOP runoff for Ga. Senate, voters decide between congressman and businessman
ATLANTA (AP) -- Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia's Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue....

Obama administration drafting new birth control accommodation for religious nonprofits
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 his place in the limelight, Biden courts key Dem blocs as liberals look beyond Clinton
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....

In Senate testimony, Veterans Affairs nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' troubled agency
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 officials: No direct link to Russian government in downing of Malaysia plane in Ukraine
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....

At Dutch embassy, Obama says US will work to ensure justice for those killed in plane crash
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 on 3-day fundraising trip to West Coast, juggling challenges at home and abroad
SEATTLE (AP) -- Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama on Tuesday embarked on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats....

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Obama on 3-day fundraising trip to West Coast, juggling challenges at home and abroad

Obama attributes Western wildfires to droughts caused by climate change

US officials: No direct link to Russian government in downing of Malaysia plane in Ukraine

Senate Democrats set to whack Obama's border spending request, but no deal likely with House

Black leaders worry about low turnout in November midterm elections

Judge orders Maryland state Sen. Hershey to stop using chocolate-bar-like campaign signs

In a first, Ohio's working-class whites less than half of eligible voters in key swing state

Christie says he has no plans to campaign in NY for Astorino, doesn't 'invest in lost causes'

Study finds primary turnout at record lows in 15 of 25 states so far


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