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AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press....

House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years....

US general: Iran-backed Shiite militias not in Tikrit fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iranian-backed Shiite militias have left the northern Iraq city of Tikrit, a key condition the U.S. demanded before it agreed to begin launching airstrikes Wednesday to support Iraqi forces and try to retake the city from the Islamic State group, the top U.S. general for the Middle East said Thursday....

Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry....

Schock says he leaves Congress with sadness, humility
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work "tirelessly" to make amends to constituents and others he has let down....

US drops graphic leaflet to possible Islamic State recruits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has dropped 60,000 copies of a graphic leaflet near the northern Syrian city of Raqqah that depict potential Islamic State recruits being fed into a meat grinder....

Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are using their new congressional majorities to push strikingly conservative budgets through the House and Senate, aiming to eliminate deficits by overturning President Barack Obama's health care law and slashing safety net programs for the poor....

Kasich calls on Clinton to support balanced budget amendment
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to support his effort to require a balanced federal budget....

AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house system preferred by the Pentagon, according to government records and interviews....

Safety experts: Air crash in Alps raises need for 3rd pilot
WASHINGTON (AP) -- French prosecutors' assertion that this week's air crash of a German airliner into a rugged mountainside was a deliberate act of the co-pilot points to the possible need for a third pilot in airline cockpits, several aviation safety experts said Thursday....

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