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Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate....

Source: Obama counsel not aware of Clinton's email practice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House counsel's office was not aware at the time Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state that she relied solely on personal email and only found out as part of the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, according to a person familiar with the matter....

Experts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email address and private computer server for official State Department business heightened security risks to her communications, such as the inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information and the danger from hackers, several information security experts said....

US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb....

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home....

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote....

LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."...

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy....

Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East....

AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran....

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