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AP Top Political News At 12:27 p.m. EDT

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate....

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....

Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily....

Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine....

Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down....

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...

AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming....

Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays....

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank....

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