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For first-time visitor, Havana is charming – and complicated

  Publishable Editors Notes: EDITOR’S NOTE: Bradley Klapper, who covered this week’s U.S.-Cuba talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations, offers a first-person perspective about visiting Havana for the first time.   HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it’s impossible not to be taken by its charms. In my hotel room, [...]

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Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds of Kansas

  LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Wrapping up a two-day sales trip to conservative states to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama pitched expanded child care Thursday to help families make ends meet, while calling for less of the political division that has rendered Washington virtually dysfunctional. At a campaign-style rally at the University of Kansas, a liberal [...]

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Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday,January 21, declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department. “We have differences and you won’t get me to talk about Keystone because [...]

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Obama seeks broader audience through YouTube personalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cringe. No dazzle. No edge. President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview Thursday, hoping to reach an audience typically not tuned to the daily give and take of Washington and its politics. After all, these were YouTube personalities with hits such as “The [...]

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Havana talks start after promises by Obama, Cuban caution

  HAVANA (AP) — The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades kicked off two days of negotiations Wednesday after grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government. U.S. moves to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and loosen [...]

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Havana talks start after promises by Obama, Cuban caution

  HAVANA (AP) — The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades kicked off two days of negotiations Wednesday after grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government. U.S. moves to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and loosen [...]

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Havana talks start after promises by Obama, Cuban caution

  HAVANA (AP) — The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades kicked off two days of negotiations Wednesday after grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government. U.S. moves to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and loosen [...]

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Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans. In [...]

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Obama, McConnell hold rare one-on-one meeting

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare one-on-one meeting, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sized up the prospects for bipartisan cooperation between a White House and Republican Party that have struggled for years to find common ground. Ahead of the Oval Office meeting, Obama outlined his most specific [...]

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ABC, CBS, NBC won’t carry Obama

  NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network is delaying its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address. The news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all planned to air Obama live. Obama [...]

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Myanmar troubles jeopardize a big Obama goal

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — For President Barack Obama, Myanmar’s stalled progress on promised political and economic reforms is jeopardizing what was to be a crowning achievement for his foreign policy legacy. Obama arrived in Myanmar’s capital of Naypyitaw on Wednesday November. 12, 2014 amid persistent questions about whether the government would follow through on its pledges [...]

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