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Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP

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  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism
    Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.

  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

  • US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
    US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to he Houthi rebels.

  • Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators said Monday they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.

  • Mideast security top topic for Obama, Emirates crown prince

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conflicts across the Middle East and international talks over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda Monday during President Barack Obama's meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said.

  • FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.

  • Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors.

  • Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016
    Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 prospects.

  • US to send Ukraine $18 million in food, health, shelter aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and pro-Russia fighters.

  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure
    Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond.

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