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Jury to start deliberations in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor 10:07am EDT

RICHMOND Va. - Jury deliberations are set to begin on Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with taking sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from a businessman.

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Securing release of Americans held in North Korea a top priority: White House

WASHINGTON - Securing the release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is a top priority, the White House said on Tuesday.

U.S., 2:43pm EDT
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U.S. military strike in Somalia targeted al Shabaab leader

MOGADISHU - An air strike in Somalia by U.S. armed forces targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they said it was unclear whether he was killed in the attack.

World, Africa 11:34am EDT
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Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq's Amerli

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi’ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population. | Video

World, Iraq 11:09am EDT
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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround

MILWAUKEE - Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. economy.

01 Sep 2014
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Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

WASHINGTON/SEOUL - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

Mexico, South Korea 01 Sep 2014