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Senate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week - giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants....

Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured....

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress....

Intel chief: Al-Qaida cell in Syria poses threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. director of national intelligence says a group of al-Qaida fighters in Syria poses a potential threat to the U.S. homeland equal to that of the Islamic State militants....

Intelligence director disputes allegations he lied
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The director of national intelligence is disputing allegations that he lied to Congress about a surveillance program last year....

APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday....

Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else....

US to train veterans to install solar panels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday....

House Democrats' campaign arm still has $55M saved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats' campaign arm spent heavily last month but still has almost $55 million left in the bank for an uphill fight against the Republican majority, party officials said Thursday....

Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders....

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