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Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade 8:05pm EST

WASHINGTON - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

WASHINGTON - Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday.

U.S., Tech 7:31pm EST
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Washington says waiting for China response on tech rule concerns

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is waiting for China to respond to concerns raised about planned new rules pushing Chinese banks to purchase high-tech products from domestic vendors, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

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Senator Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, to retire

WASHINGTON - Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history, on Monday announced that she will retire at the end of her term, setting up a contest among possible successors in the heavily Democratic state of Maryland.

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Chicago's black voters key as Garcia battles to defeat Emanuel in mayoral race

CHICAGO - Winning more support from Chicago’s black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeating incumbent Rahm Emanuel in a run-off and become Chicago’s first Hispanic mayor.

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