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Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

1 hour 47 mins ago
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Full Story
DHS sec'y puts ex-watchdog on leave after report

DHS sec'y puts ex-watchdog on leave after report

1 hour 52 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama's political appointees. Full Story
US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

2 hours 4 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at the cost of focusing on other crises around the world. But Kerry refused to accept defeat, saying "we will never give up our hope or our commitment for the possibilities" of Mideast peace. Full Story
Senate report criticizes former DHS watchdog

Senate report criticizes former DHS watchdog

3 hours 38 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former internal watchdog for the Homeland Security Department was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama's political appointees, according to a Senate report released Thursday. Full Story
Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

3 hours 42 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Full Story

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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

3 hours 45 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume. Full Story
AP sources: Work to free US soldier disorganized

AP sources: Work to free US soldier disorganized

4 hours 59 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of the U.S. government's nearly five-year effort to seek the release of the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan claim the work suffers from disorganization and poor communication among numerous federal agencies involved, leaving his captors unclear which U.S. officials have the authority to make a deal. Full Story
New date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech

New date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech

5 hours 31 mins ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends. Full Story