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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators 1:02pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON - Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday that he will support the nuclear deal with Iran.

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US national security advisor warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks

ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders on Sunday that recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threaten regional security, an official said.

World, Afghanistan 3:51pm EDT
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Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups. | Video

U.S. 29 Aug 2015
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Biden beloved by top Democrats; his candidacy, not so much

MINNEAPOLIS - Joe Biden got plenty of love from top Democrats on Friday, but their views about a possible White House run by the vice president were decidedly more mixed.

28 Aug 2015