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Obama: Still willing to 'walk away' from Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is still willing to "walk away" from a nuclear deal with Iran if it does not meet his goal of blocking Tehran's paths to a nuclear weapon....

Christie opens 2016 campaign, long climb ahead
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world."...

CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA director says his agency has done a poor job of hiring and promoting minorities, and that lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission....

GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release 33 years of his personal income tax returns on Tuesday, more than any previous candidate for president....

Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise....

Obama says Brazil, US are 'natural partners' around world
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as "natural partners" collaborating closely on critical issues like climate and regional diplomacy, glossing over recent tensions over spying that have strained relations between the U.S. and Brazil....

It's D-Day for 2016 candidates: Your inbox probably can tell
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. Lincoln Chaffee wants to be your pal....

Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation
VIENNA (AP) -- Pushing past a deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week on Tuesday as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition - significantly reducing its stocks of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons....

Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Groups trying to curb the partisan sculpting of House districts are hoping their Supreme Court victory will prompt more states to create independent commissions to redraw congressional lines....

2016ers try political alchemy to turn emails into cash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to raising money by email, everybody's got an angle. Some of the "ask" strategies being employed by the 2016 presidential candidates:...

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