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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world 1:30am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.

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Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage.

U.S. 29 Sep 2014
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Obama voices confidence Democrats can keep control of U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, citing an economic rebound, said in a CBS interview he feels Democrats can keep control of the U.S. Senate in November elections, although he acknowledged many Americans did not feel the economy was recovering.

28 Sep 2014
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U.S. trade pact in spotlight as new EU Commission faces grilling

BRUSSELS - The European Union's likely next trade chief will face tough questions about how she would handle free trade negotiations with the United States when confirmation hearings for the new European Commission open on Monday.

29 Sep 2014
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U.S. lawmakers urge congressional action to back Obama's Syria war

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers on Sunday stepped up calls for congressional authorization of President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, amid signs the United States and its allies face a long and difficult fight.

Iraq 28 Sep 2014
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Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria - CBS

WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

Syria 28 Sep 2014