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Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked....

Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate appeared likely to reject a Republican effort to halt federal funds to Planned Parenthood on Monday. But it was just a prelude to a fall faceoff with higher stakes - a potential government shutdown that could reverberate into next year's presidential and congressional elections....

5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers....

GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season....

US begins armed drone flights from Turkey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says the military for the first time conducted armed drone missions out of Turkey last weekend, and is planning to conduct manned aircraft flights from Incirlik Air Base....

Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region....

Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire....

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan
MIAMI (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws....

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran....

Christie stirs outrage of an old enemy, teachers unions
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- More than any single Democrat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's greatest rival has been the biggest teachers union in his home state....

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