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Pro-Kremlin demonstrators dressed in WWII army uniforms and carrying replicas of Soviet Army WWII banners reading, Ukrainian Front, march in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 2, 2014 to express support for the latest developments in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Banners are those of units that were liberating Ukraine from Nazi occupation during WWII. (AP Photo)

World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of […]

03/02/2014

Lois Lerner  (AP Photo)

Issa: Ex-IRS exec to testify on tea party scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee expects to hear firsthand from the former official at the center of what the government has acknowledged was the improper targeting of tea party groups claiming tax-exempt status. Lois […]

03/02/2014

Keystone Pipeline Project

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are arresting a couple hundred people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who […]

03/02/2014

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Obama to push minimum wage Wednesday in Conn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an […]

03/01/2014

The White House Student Film Festival (Photo credit: The White House)

Films by Altadena, Cypress students to be screened at White House

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Films made by students from Altadena and Cypress will be among 16 shown at the White House today at the inaugural White House Student Film Festival. Aaron Buangsuwon, an 11th grader […]

02/28/2014

Keystone Pipeline Project

Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Dept. report

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into […]

02/01/2014

Keystone Pipeline Project

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) – The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The department’s report was released Friday. It […]

01/31/2014

This image released by the FBI shows a photo of Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis. Alexis, who killed 12 people in last year's rampage at Washington's Navy Yard lied so convincingly to Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that they concluded he had no mental health issues despite serious problems and encounters with police during the same period, according to a review by The Associated Press of his confidential medical files. (AP Photo/FBI)

Gunman’s doctor before rampage: ‘No problem there’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people in last year’s rampage at Washington’s Navy Yard convinced Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that he had no mental health issues despite disturbing problems and encounters […]

01/31/2014

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at McGavock High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

On immigration, Obama doesn’t rule out legal path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling a possible opening in the tense immigration debate, President Barack Obama indicated he may consider legislation that does not include a special pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people already […]

01/31/2014

In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama waves and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applauds after the president gave his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

White House warns Obama could go around Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Obama faces a […]

01/26/2014

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks to the press at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Two Syrian delegations, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian opposition, are meeting together with the Joint Special Representative. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Syria antagonists in ‘half-steps’ of peace talks

GENEVA (AP) — In painstakingly choreographed encounters, Syria’s government and opposition faced each other for the first time Saturday, buffered by a U.N. mediator hoping to guide them to a resolution of the country’s devastating […]

01/25/2014

In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Struggling to generate second-term momentum, Obama will confront a politically divided Congress with a demand to expand economic opportunity in America, asserting in his State of the Union address Tuesday that he will take action on his own if lawmakers fail to help shrink the income gap between the rich and the poor. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool, File)

In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress […]

01/25/2014

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