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Politics Jun 19Medal of Honor recipient shielded fellow Marine from grenade
President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan, sustaining major wounds, including the loss of his right eye. Retired Cpl. William "Kyle"…
World Jun 19Kerry dismisses Cheney’s criticism of U.S. policy in Iraq
Kerry noted the failure of the United States to secure a continuing military arrangement with Iraq's government after U.S. combat forces left. "We didn't have operational theater capacity at the time" of the surge in violence spawned by al-Qaida-inspired Islamic…
Nation Jun 15Some high-risk oil and gas wells not inspected by feds
Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated…
World Jun 14Hagel orders aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier - the USS George H.W. Bush - to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.
Politics Jun 11Arizona candidate ‘Cesar Chavez’ faces challenge from labor leader’s family
The grandson of Cesar Chavez is challenging the candidacy of an Arizona congressional candidate who has been using the farm labor leader's name.
Nation Jun 10Gun control failure has been biggest frustration as president, Obama says
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his biggest frustration so far as president is that American society hasn't been willing to take steps to strengthen gun control.
Nation Jun 07Obama promotes program for refinancing college debt
President Barack Obama used the college commencement season Saturday to get behind Senate Democratic legislation that would let college graduates with heavy debts refinance their loans.
Politics Jun 05Pentagon reports show China’s military strength is growing
China shows growing capability to project military power beyond its shores, the Defense Department said. In an annual report to Congress, the Pentagon said China is developing and testing new types of missiles, expanding the reach of its navy and…
Nation May 31Pres. Obama, with soldier’s family, speaks on Bergdahl’s release
President Barack Obama, flanked by the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, spoke about the soldier's release on Saturday from the White House Rose Garden.
Nation May 31GOP lawmakers say administration broke law with prisoner swap
Two Republican lawmakers on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of breaking the law by approving the release of five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for a U.S. soldier believed held by Islamist insurgents for five years.