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Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) -- A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth even if it makes them cringe....

Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation
VIENNA (AP) -- Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key condition - significantly reducing its stocks of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons....

Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally....

GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates....

First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the White House on Tuesday....

State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening....

Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president
The Republican presidential field: who's in and who's still waiting for the right moment....

Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines....

Obama calls string of recent victories 'gratifying'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the "gratifying" culmination of years of work by his White House....

2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing....

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