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Congressman Ed Royce discusses military options for Iraq

Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early earlier this morning, compounding the troubles of Iraq’s Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to […]


From left, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., wind up outlining their approach to tackling the nation’s debt problems in the Senate Reception Room at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.   With last-minute legislation passed in Congress that reopened the government and averted a national default, bipartisan budget conferees from both houses of Congress emerge from an initial meeting in the Capitol.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite)

Disbelief to relief: World greets US budget deal

LONDON (AP) — The world’s disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But experts and foreign officials warned that Washington’s […]



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