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  • Undercover probe finds health law failings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv
    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.

  • Obama attributes wildfires to climate change
    Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

    SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.

  • GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee
    GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

    ATLANTA (AP) — Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia's Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue.

  • Government drafting birth control accommodation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

  • Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups
    Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race.

  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA
    Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.

  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down
    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

  • Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy
    Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader.

  • Obama fundraising amid many challenges
    Obama fundraising amid many challenges

    SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.

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