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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators 1:02pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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University of Texas moves statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis

- The statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was moved from its prominent place on the University of Texas campus in Austin on Sunday, according to footage published on social media and by local Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

U.S., 6:16pm EDT

Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON - Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday that he will support the nuclear deal with Iran.

9:56am EDT
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US national security advisor warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks

ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders on Sunday that recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threaten regional security, an official said.

World, Afghanistan 3:51pm EDT
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Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups. | Video

U.S. 29 Aug 2015