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Kerry warns Congress against scrapping Iran deal 12:55pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

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Key House Republican says Iran deal 'cash bonanza' for Tehran

WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday the Iran nuclear deal gives Iran a "cash bonanza" while weakening Washington's ability to pressure Tehran.

10:12am EDT

Obama says Ethiopia should not jail journalists, restrict opponents

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Ethiopia "cannot unleash the full potential of its people" if it jails journalists and restricts legitimate opposition groups.

World, Africa 7:45am EDT

House Republicans plan three-month highway bill, no trade bank renewal

WASHINGTON - Leaders in the House of Representatives plan to pass a three-month extension of federal transportation funding before leaving Washington on recess, which they could do as early as Wednesday, two Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday.

10:15am EDT

House Benghazi panel says State Department to hand over documents today

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, said the State Department has pledged to hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the incident on Tuesday.

U.S., Libya 12:22pm EDT