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Iraq helicopters fire on campus in insurgent-held city

Iraqi helicopters fired on a university in Tikrit to dislodge insurgents who overran the city and brought them close to Baghdad.

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Obama sends $60M war-funding request to Congress

The White House sent Congress a 2015 war-funding request on Thursday of nearly $60 billion, a drop of $20 billion.

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Obama urges Central Americans to not send children to U.S. border

President Barack Obama appealed to Central American parents in his most forceful comments yet on the emerging humanitarian crisis.

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Former Senator, Watergate figure Howard Baker dead

Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Watergate inquiry that pushed President Richard Nixon to resign, has died.

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Massachusetts raises minimum wage to highest in U.S.

Workers in Massachusetts will be getting a bigger payday.

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General Motors issues another recall

GM is recalling another 30,000 vehicles with potentially defective air bags.

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Appeals court backs gay marriage in conservative Utah

Conservative Utah may not ban gay couples from marrying, a decision that capped a day of victories for same-sex nuptials and nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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John Boehner says he’s suing the President

House Speaker John Boehner he is preparing a lawsuit alleging that President Obama abused executive authority.

FILE - In this July 31, 2013 file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint outside Congress where lawmakers debate a bill to legalize marijuana and regulate production and distribution in Montevideo, Uruguay. Final Senate approval of Uruguay’s marijuana law is expected by late September, and the government plans to license growers, sellers and users as quickly as possible thereafter to protect them from criminal drug traffickers.

Puff, puff, pass: More Americans are smoking pot

A new study says more of us are consuming cannabis, as negative perceptions of the drug decline.

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Healthcare profit outlook brightens on Obamacare, drug prices

Healthcare companies are projected to have higher profits, as pricey new biotech drugs hit the market and insurance enrollment rises.

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Militants take Iraqi gas field town

Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields, another gain by insurgents.

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Malaysia jet likely on autopilot when it crashed

Flight MH370 was likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said.

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U.S. economy declined nearly 3% during first quarter

The U.S. economy recorded its worst performance in five years, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded.

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Judge: No-fly list violated constitutional rights

A judge ruled that the federal no-fly list doesn't give those on it an adequate way to challenge their placement on the list.

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Sen. Cochran defeats Tea Party rival in Mississippi runoff

Veteran U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a high-profile runoff election.

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Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy

Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases as the first U.S. teams arrived to decide how to help counter a mounting insurgency.

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Lawmakers slam veterans health bill costs

Cost estimates of up to $50 billionfor a veterans emergency medical care drew sharp criticism from lawmakers who said they would complicate final details of the legislation.

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U.S. sends more agents to border amid child immigrant crisis

Homeland Security is sending more agents to the Mexican border to help deal with a flood of undocumented children crossing into the U.S.

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IRS accused of obstruction in Tea Party lost emails

Republicans accused the IRS of hiding emails and obstructing a congressional inquiry into IRS treatment of conservative groups.

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Kerry urges Iraqis to come together to save country from collapse

The U.S. held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of an insurgent onslaught.

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