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Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel 9:59am EST

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it.

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Jeb Bush will refuse to sign tax pledges: spokeswoman

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Jeb Bush will not sign any "no new taxes" pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. | Video

01 Mar 2015
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Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook

WASHINGTON - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them.

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U.S. ambassador meets Yemen's Hadi in Aden

SANAA - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden on Sunday, their first public meeting since Washington closed its embassy in Sanaa last month after Houthis took full control there.

World, Yemen 9:55am EST

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

HAVANA - The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.

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