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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move....

US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March....

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans....

Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic....

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive - the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling....

Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there....

Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement....

Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton....

House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval, a bill with greater symbolic than legal effect....

Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire
PARIS (AP) -- Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip....

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