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With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016 14 Sep 2014

INDIANOLA Iowa - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016 as she visited the early-voting state of Iowa to take part in the state's annual "steak fry," a gathering of Democratic activists that often attracts presidential hopefuls.

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Plan to divide California into six states fails to qualify for ballot

- A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states failed to collect enough signatures to put it on the November 2016 ballot, state officials said on Friday, as the group behind the plan criticized the rejection.

U.S. 12 Sep 2014

Louisiana U.S. Senator Landrieu's campaign repays U.S. for airfare

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's campaign has paid back over $33,000 to the federal government for political travel wrongly billed to her Senate office over a 12-year period, her campaign said on Friday.

12 Sep 2014
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Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown

MEXICO CITY - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible" and puts neighborly relations at risk, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in an interview published on Friday.

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Former U.S. Afghanistan commander to lead effort against Islamic State

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has chosen retired Marine Corps General John Allen, who served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to coordinate international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a U.S. official said on Friday.

World, Afghanistan 12 Sep 2014
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Kerry opposes Iran role in anti-Islamic State coalition

ANKARA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it was "not appropriate" for Iran to join talks on confronting Islamic State militants, as he appeared to play down how fast countries can commit to force or other steps in an emerging coalition. | Video

World, Turkey 12 Sep 2014