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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, may shake U.S. ties

Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress offers him publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

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New Saudi King seeks to reassure on succession policy

King Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally, died early on Friday after a short illness.

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U.S., Cuba begin historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties

The United States and Cuba aim to reach agreement on the opening of embassies as a step toward ending five decades of bitterness.

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House heads to vote on border security bill

The House will on a border security bill as Republicans try to chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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New Senate bill would overturn Obamacare’s individual mandate

Republicans introduced a bill to repeal one of Obamacare's most unpopular provisions.

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Obama plugs tech jobs in Republican heartland

A day after delivering a defiant State of the Union, President Obama headed to the heartland to promote plans for bolstering the middle class.

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U.S. and Cuba start historic talks

The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in 35 years began talks on aimed at restoring diplomatic relations.

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Senate committee to examine testing in schools

The Republican-controlled panel is revising the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.

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Republican newcomer Ernst says Congress ready to change direction

Ernst, just two weeks into her Senate career, also appealed for cooperation from Obama.

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Obama to visit Selma for 50th anniversary of civil rights marches

President Barack Obama in March will recognize the 50th anniversary of historic marches fighting segregation.

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Bostonians want a vote on 2024 Olympic bid

Three-quarters of residents say the city should vote on a planned bid to host the Olympic Games.

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Obama strikes defiant tone in State of the Union

It's time to "turn the page" from recession and war to boost middle-class Americans who have been left behind, the President says.

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New privacy concerns over government’s health care website

When you apply for coverage, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site.

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Islamic State threatens 2 Japanese captives in video

The militant group released a video purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million.

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U.S. wants end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks

The U.S. will urge Cuba to lift travel restrictions and agree to opening embassies in historic talks on restoring relations.

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Obama to focus on middle class in State of the Union

The President will challenge the Republican-led Congress to back his ideas for helping middle-class Americans.

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Tributes, protests mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observers linked the holiday to a rallying cry in recent months during demonstrations over police brutality: "Black lives matter."

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Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Cities across America are increasingly making snowplow-tracking data public in free mobile apps.

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Obama tax proposals run into Republican criticism

A new tax plan has run into rapid criticism from Republicans.

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