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Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead 29 Jun 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. | Video

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Illinois attorney general says no state paychecks without budget

CHICAGO - Illinois state workers cannot be paid without an enacted budget for the fiscal year that begins Wednesday, State Attorney General Lisa Madigan said on Monday as a major labor union warned it could sue over any missed paychecks.

U.S. 29 Jun 2015
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Former Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to corruption charges

SALT LAKE CITY - Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of public corruption, his lawyer said, in a scandal that embroiled him and his successor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation.

29 Jun 2015
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Obama talks with French president about Greek crisis

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande on Monday about the Greek crisis, agreeing on the importance of resuming work toward an agreement on a financing and reform package for Athens, the White House said. | Video

29 Jun 2015
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In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

WASHINGTON - Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. | Video

U.S. 29 Jun 2015