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Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown....

Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities....

Obama condemns 'brutal murder' of Russian opposition figure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is condemning the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov....

US, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks....

Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information....

GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East....

GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program....

Santorum wants US ground troops to fight Islamic State group
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State....

Obama mourns passing of Nimoy: 'I loved Spock'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth....

Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has bid farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder one more time....

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Obama condemns 'brutal murder' of Russian opposition figure

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Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran

Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder

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Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

US, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties


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