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Kerry, Zarif set for nuke talks in NY as Senate weighs move
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies....

Kerry: Will urge Iran FM to push Yemen rebels to talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says he will use a meeting with his Iranian counterpart to urge Iran to push the Shiite rebels it supports in Yemen back to the negotiating table....

Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray....

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official....

GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet....

Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes....

Kerry, Zarif meet for first time since Iran framework pact
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Iranian counterpart for the first time since they agreed to a framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month....

Barack Obama state china sports Hawaii blue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The official state china of President Barack Obama's administration is a modern-inspired service trimmed in a blue that recalls the waters of his native state of Hawaii, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be among the first guests to eat from it at a state dinner Tuesday in his honor....

Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation....

Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon....

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