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Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo 3:05pm EDT

- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday.

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Congress moves to three-month highway extension; trade bank stays idled

WASHINGTON - In a rapidly shifting battle, Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday prepared to pass a three-month highway funding extension while leaving the idled Export-Import Bank's fate hanging at least into September.

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Lawmakers want State briefing on trafficking report

WASHINGTON - The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday for a briefing on the trafficking in persons report that was released on Monday.

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Obama to discuss Iran deal, Ex-Im Bank with House Democrats

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, as well as efforts to revive the U.S. Export-Import Bank and extend federal transportation funding, when he meets with House of Representatives Democrats later on Wednesday, the White House said.

1:54pm EDT

Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince U.S. lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and access to billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions.

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