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Panel: Thumbs down on anthrax vaccine test in kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t look for testing of the anthrax vaccine to begin in children any time soon. Controversy arose last year as experts debated whether such studies should be done to learn how to treat children in case of a bioterror attack.

03/18/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Missile plan changes may provide opening for talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense system based in Alaska, the U.S. is abandoning a key part of a European missile defense plan that’s been strongly opposed by Russia.

03/16/2013

VP Joe Biden (Photo credit: WhiteHouse.gov/AP)

VP launches audio series on ‘Being Biden’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching an audio series to give Americans the sense they’re behind the scenes with Vice President Joe Biden. The series is called “Being Biden” and features his narration of the stories from his life as VP. Listen here.

03/14/2013

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Gov’t acknowledges thousands released from jails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration contradicted itself Thursday, acknowledging to Congress that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget constraints during three weeks in February.

03/14/2013

John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry: US confident in arms-vetting for Syrians

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is confident that weapons being supplied to Syrian rebels by U.S. allies are going to moderates and not in great numbers to extremists.

03/05/2013

President Obama

Obama nears deadline on gay marriage decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next phase of President Obama’s evolving position on gay marriage may come Thursday, the deadline for his administration to weigh in on a landmark Supreme Court case that could determine whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed.

02/28/2013

Supreme Court Justices

Voting rights law gets Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme Court in a case that weighs the nation’s enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.

02/27/2013

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FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.

02/13/2013

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Memo sets rationale to kill Qaida-linked citizens

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Justice Department document says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders continually engaged in operations aimed at killing Americans.

02/05/2013

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Some families to be priced out of health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.

01/31/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

US official: 2 more Americans die in Algeria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two additional Americans were killed in last week’s hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria, bringing the final U.S. death toll to three, an Obama administration official said Monday.

01/21/2013

Hilda Solis

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned her post on Wednesday, saying she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

01/09/2013

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