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Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule 4:18pm EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. | Video

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Democrats see 'fire wall' holding to preserve Iran deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition by majority Republicans and a massive lobbying drive.

02 Aug 2015
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Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater."

U.S. 02 Aug 2015
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Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin

U.S. 02 Aug 2015
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Clinton's Super PAC belies her small-donor campaign image

- A Super PAC backing Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton raised $15.6 million in the first six months of the year, according to a report filed on Friday with the Federal Elections Committee.

02 Aug 2015