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Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria....

4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks....

Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics....

Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar
ATLANTA (AP) -- Leaders of the Democratic Party adopted their 2016 presidential nominating calendar on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama....

Clinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) -- Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition....

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday....

US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security....

Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs....

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights....

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States....

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