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  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON – One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn’t do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

    WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s abilit ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • China, U.S. differ on global plan to cut emissions

    BEIJING – China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Obama inches into competitive Colorado Senate race

    WASHINGTON – For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats mai ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelli ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Spy case threatens to sour German-U.S. ties anew

    BERLIN – German-U.S. relations are facing a new test over a German intelligence employee who reportedly spied for the U.S., with Germany’s president s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

    HARTFORD, Conn. – As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

    INDIANAPOLIS – A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each o ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in Pr ...
    July 1, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

    WASHINGTON – The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Cap ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:57 am
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