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Obama considering 'wide array' of options for closing Guantanamo prison -White House 12:57pm EDT

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option.

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U.S. presidential hopeful Sanders gains ground on Clinton in Iowa poll

WASHINGTON - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap with leading Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a recent opinion poll in the political bellwether state of Iowa as support for the front-runner fell below 50 percent for the first time this year.

30 Aug 2015
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Christie defends plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx Corp tracks packages, saying government needs private-sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration.

Mexico 30 Aug 2015
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Obama invites Pakistan PM Sharif for October visit

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a meeting at the White House on Oct. 22, the U.S. National Security Council said on Sunday.

World 30 Aug 2015

Texas secessionists launch petition drive for vote to break away

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A group called the Texas Nationalist Movement fanned out to 31 cities across Texas this weekend trying to gather the 75,000 signatures they say they need to get the question of the state's secession from the United States on the primary ballot next spring.

U.S., 30 Aug 2015