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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said....

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....

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....

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....

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

House votes to boost child tax credit for some
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire....

Air travel a leap of faith for passengers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel....

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S....

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