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Amid differences, Israel's Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran 1:09am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants.

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New York mayor orders higher minimum wage for thousands in city

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday to raise the minimum hourly wage by more than a dollar to $13.13 for potentially thousands of people working in the city.

30 Sep 2014
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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.

World 30 Sep 2014
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Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

CHICAGO - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election.

Africa 30 Sep 2014
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California governor vetoes bill to protect franchisees' investments

LOS ANGELES - California Governor Jerry Brown late on Monday vetoed a bill that would have helped franchisees recoup some of their business investments when a franchisor wrongly terminates their relationship.

30 Sep 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to delay start of early Ohio voting

CLEVELAND - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cut back on early voting in Ohio by preventing people from casting in-person ballots this week in the lead-up to the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

29 Sep 2014