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U.S. Moves to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

The Obama administration is moving to cut emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. Military to Send 3,000 to Battle Ebola Virus

The U.S. military will deploy about 3,000 personnel to West Africa to coordinate global aid, build treatment centers and train health-care workersto fight a worsening Ebola outbreak, a senior administration official said. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Pelosi on If U.S. Is At War With ISIS: “We Have Initiated Hostilities For Sure”

RONAN FARROW: The rational that the administration is using for air strikes is something I wanted to ask you about. They're saying this is justified under the authorization of use of military force (AUMF) from 2001. Obviously, the administration is stressing that this is a different conflict and the actual language of that authorization of […]

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shares a laugh with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn after a round table discussion with small business owners in Chicago

A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November […]

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U.S. Warns China On Antimonopoly Efforts

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned his Chinese counterpart that a spate of antimonopoly investigations against foreign companies could have serious implications, according to people briefed on a letter. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Support Grows for U.S. Campaign

International support for the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State gathered strength. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Arab Nations Offer to Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS, U.S. Officials Say

The offer from several Arab countries was disclosed by American officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is trying to mobilize international support against the militants. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Senator Sanders leads a hearing on "The State of VA Health Care" on Capitol Hill in Washington

Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is serving his second six-year term […]

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Obama’s Calm Approach Keeps U.S. Safer

Stephen Kinzer, Boston GlobeA NEW CRISIS in the Middle East has forced President Obama into a delicate balancing act. His speech on Wednesday was an effort to reassure Americans that he will do everything possible to crush the Islamic State terrorist group — while at the same time keep the country out of war. Full […]

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White House: We ‘Didn’t Threaten’ Families Of Slain U.S. Journalists With Prosecution

WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday pushed back on claims that the Obama administration threatened prosecution against the families of two American journalists brutally murdered by Islamic State militants in recent weeks. The parents of James Foley and Steven Sotloff say the administration warned them against going to the media […]

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