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Key U.S. senator announces support for Iran nuclear deal 1:23pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a co-author of the bill allowing Congress to review the nuclear deal with Iran, said on Tuesday he would support the nuclear agreement.

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Obama administration faces criticism over human trafficking report

WASHINGTON - Several U.S. politicians sharply criticized the Obama administration on Monday over an annual global report on human trafficking in response to a Reuters article chronicling how senior U.S. diplomats had watered down rankings of more than a dozen strategically important countries.

World, 03 Aug 2015

Kerry: good progress made on Pacific trade deal despite talks failure

SINGAPORE Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday "good progress" was made toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade deal last week, even though negotiators failed to reach an accord in marathon talks in Hawaii.

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Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. | Video


House ethics panel to investigate Philadelphia's Fattah

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives ethics committee said on Monday it

U.S., 03 Aug 2015