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Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices has died. Elsie Hillman was 89....

Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon - but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever....

Before the GOP can debate, Fox will say who makes the cut
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The debate awaits, but first: Who's in and who's out?...

Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were making dueling appeals to the American Jewish community Tuesday as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal....

Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly....

News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most crucial national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq....

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion....

Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that is officially known as pertussis....

Obama, UN leader discuss climate change, other issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the world "has to step up" to help combat climate change and adds that the United Nations will continue to press other countries to take action....

Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch....

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