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Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

  MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow of lying about its [...]

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Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet

  TORONTO (AP) — It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not Russia.” That opening shot was enough to launch a Twitter war of words — and maps. Canada’s NATO Twitter account posted the map Wednesday with the explanation: “Geography can [...]

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NC senator tested by Obama’s visit to her state

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan. On Tuesday, August 19th, the pair shares the spotlight at the veterans’ group’s convention, a speaking engagement Hagan can’t afford to skip in a state with several military bases [...]

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Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

  ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria. But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said [...]

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday, August 22nd, to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious [...]

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As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role

  WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched [...]

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Obama appeals for ‘peace and calm’ in Ferguson

  EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday, Aug. 14, appealed for “peace and calm” on the streets of a St. Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed teenager. “I know emotions are raw right now in Ferguson and there are certainly passionate [...]

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Seoul: North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles

  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range projectiles Thursday, June 26th, into the waters off its east coast in a possible move to stoke tensions with Seoul, a South Korean defense official said. Pyongyang’s military later criticized alleged South Korean shelling in disputed waters. The South Korean official, who spoke on [...]

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Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. In a memo distributed to House members, Boehner, R-Ohio, accused Obama of “aggressive unilateralism” and said if left unchecked, [...]

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn’t always set the best example. The United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns, although Obama says he’d like [...]

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