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AP Top Political News At 11:07 a.m. EDT

Officials: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement by the end of June to control Iran's nuclear ambitions, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday....

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
DETROIT (AP) -- Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials....

US hits Syrian bank official, 3 companies with sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is imposing new sanctions on Syria's government aimed at blunting its weapons programs and pushing it into negotiations with rebels....

Clinton also used iPad for email; mixed personal, work chats
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press....

Liberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president....

Lawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer questions about their old boss. When they do, they'll likely face a prosecutor with a tough, meticulous reputation....

Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday....

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, the White House said....

Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume....

AP source: US moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship....

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US hits Syrian bank official, 3 companies with sanctions

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

Lawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

New interviews, subpoena in Christie bridge investigation

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