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Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans accused Planned Parenthood of "disdain for human dignity" as the Senate pushed toward a Monday vote on halting federal funds for the organization....

5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers....

GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season....

Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked....

US begins armed drone flights from Turkey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air base in Turkey and imposing new rules allowing the U.S. to defend rebels against attacks from any hostile force, including the Assad government....

Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region....

Treasury sanctions Syrian government's energy networks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department on Monday targeted 11 companies and individuals suspected of providing energy products the Syrian government of Bashar Assad is using in the conflict there....

Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire....

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan
MIAMI (AP) -- Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally....

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran....

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