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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround 01 Sep 2014

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

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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

NEW ORLEANS La. - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.

U.S. 31 Aug 2014
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Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Libya, Syria, Iraq 31 Aug 2014
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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

World, Libya 31 Aug 2014

U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose 'very serious threat' to U.S.: lawmaker

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq 31 Aug 2014
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California governor lauds passage of 'historic' sick leave bill

- A measure to grant California workers mandatory sick leave that passed the state legislature early on Saturday appeared poised to become law after Governor Jerry Brown lauded it as a historic achievement.

30 Aug 2014