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Boehner says U.S. House to vote on security bill: source 9:53am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told Republican members the House would vote Tuesday on the Senate's plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could end the impasse over the agency, according to a person who was at the meeting.

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Congress grapples with U.S. domestic security agency funding

WASHINGTON - Heightening the political drama over funding the U.S. domestic security agency, the Senate Monday voted to block negotiations with the House of Representatives, leaving few options for House Speaker John Boehner as another midnight Friday deadline loomed.

02 Mar 2015

Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it.

World, Israel 02 Mar 2015

Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties

MIAMI/HAVANA - Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official.

Cuba, World 9:28am EST

U.S. spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea

WASHINGTON - U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed.