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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies....

Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond....

GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge....

Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students wore keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while another sat draped in the Israeli flag....

Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season....

Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press....

Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics....

Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran - a less provocative, closed-door session....

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....

Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov....

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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

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Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure


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