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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh 2:13am EDT

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

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Wisconsin governor candidate cuts ties with consultant over jobs plan

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke severed ties with a political consultant after he used similar language in her jobs plan as he did in economic plans he drafted for other clients, Burke's campaign said on Friday.

19 Sep 2014
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White House does not expect Obama, Iran's Rouhani to meet at U.N.

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Friday it did not expect President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would hold a meeting when they are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly next week.

World, Davos, United Nations 19 Sep 2014
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Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

19 Sep 2014
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White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. | Video

U.S., Entertainment, Sports 19 Sep 2014
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U.S. Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics

WASHINGTON - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told U.S. lawmakers on Friday, though some warned that modifying the drug approval process could jeopardize patient safety.

Health 19 Sep 2014