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Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ir... Full Story

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  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
    Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fearsin other former Soviet republics.

  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
    6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.

  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square
    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
    Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

  • Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms
    Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.

  • 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections
    2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.

  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
    Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
    50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:

  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
    Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal cashes.

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