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Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy....

Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss....

O'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative....

Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not - and could not - fully understand his nation's vital security concerns....

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage....

5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end....

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun....

Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires....

Ferguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests....

Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"...

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Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

O'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate

Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

Ferguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman

5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's

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