Politics Headlines

Fri, Feb 12 2016

Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama

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WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Young blacks more open to Bernie Sanders' White House bid

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young. | Video

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From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House?

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SEVNICA, Slovenia If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia. | Video

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U.S. and Cuba to sign aviation pact on Feb. 16

Top U.S. officials will travel to Havana on Feb. 16 to sign an aviation pact that restores scheduled airline service between the United States and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday.

Senate passes 'provocative' China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holds

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WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday backed a plan to name a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy for a pro-democracy dissident after what congressional sources called a tit-for-tat deal that led Senator Ted Cruz to stop blocking President Barack Obama's diplomatic nominations.

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Former Virginia Governor Gilmore drops Republican presidential bid

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Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore ended his long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday after dismal showings in the first two contests in the race.

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Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes

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MILWAUKEE Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. | Video

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Trump, Bush and Cruz to be elbow-to-elbow at CBS debate

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WASHINGTON Nearly all the U.S. Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at CBS News' televised debate on Saturday, with Donald Trump flanked by rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, the network said. | Video

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Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine: White House

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WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

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Michigan governor, EPA to testify at House panel on Flint

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WASHINGTON Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will testify on the Flint drinking water crisis at a House of Representatives oversight panel next month, aides for the committee said on Friday.

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