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Obama to nominate former P&G CEO as veterans secretary

President Barack Obama has chosen Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs.

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Iraqi troops battle for city of Tikrit

Iraqi troops are battling to dislodge ISIS, as the militant Islamist group gains ground.

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Obama to seek $2B for child migrant crisis

President Barack Obama wants more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children flooding into the U.S. along its southern border.

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Benghazi suspect expected to arrive in U.S. this weekend

A suspected leader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi is expected to arrive after his journey at sea.

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Iraq helicopters fire on campus in insurgent-held city

Iraqi helicopters fired on a university in Tikrit to dislodge insurgents who overran the city and brought them close to Baghdad.

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Obama sends $60M war-funding request to Congress

The White House sent Congress a 2015 war-funding request on Thursday of nearly $60 billion, a drop of $20 billion.

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Obama urges Central Americans to not send children to U.S. border

President Barack Obama appealed to Central American parents in his most forceful comments yet on the emerging humanitarian crisis.

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Former Senator, Watergate figure Howard Baker dead

Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Watergate inquiry that pushed President Richard Nixon to resign, has died.

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Massachusetts raises minimum wage to highest in U.S.

Workers in Massachusetts will be getting a bigger payday.

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General Motors issues another recall

GM is recalling another 30,000 vehicles with potentially defective air bags.

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Appeals court backs gay marriage in conservative Utah

Conservative Utah may not ban gay couples from marrying, a decision that capped a day of victories for same-sex nuptials and nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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John Boehner says he’s suing the President

House Speaker John Boehner he is preparing a lawsuit alleging that President Obama abused executive authority.

FILE - In this July 31, 2013 file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint outside Congress where lawmakers debate a bill to legalize marijuana and regulate production and distribution in Montevideo, Uruguay. Final Senate approval of Uruguay’s marijuana law is expected by late September, and the government plans to license growers, sellers and users as quickly as possible thereafter to protect them from criminal drug traffickers.

Puff, puff, pass: More Americans are smoking pot

A new study says more of us are consuming cannabis, as negative perceptions of the drug decline.

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Healthcare profit outlook brightens on Obamacare, drug prices

Healthcare companies are projected to have higher profits, as pricey new biotech drugs hit the market and insurance enrollment rises.

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Militants take Iraqi gas field town

Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields, another gain by insurgents.

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Malaysia jet likely on autopilot when it crashed

Flight MH370 was likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said.

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U.S. economy declined nearly 3% during first quarter

The U.S. economy recorded its worst performance in five years, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded.

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Judge: No-fly list violated constitutional rights

A judge ruled that the federal no-fly list doesn't give those on it an adequate way to challenge their placement on the list.

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Sen. Cochran defeats Tea Party rival in Mississippi runoff

Veteran U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a high-profile runoff election.

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Courtney Love wants a Kurt Cobain biopic

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Musician Courtney Love attends a screening of "Rush" hosted by Ferrari & The Cinema Society on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in New York.

The rocker says she wants to start production in the next year, adding "It's time to do this."

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Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into Boxing Hall

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Seventeen years after Tyson nibbled off part of Holyfield's ear in a championship bout, the boxer-turned-actor will be on hand to salute his former foe.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 24.

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Sterling marriage ‘stress’ at issue as Clippers trial wraps up

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L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bid to block the team's $2 billion sale, saying his estranged wife improperly seized control of the franchise.

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NFL roundup

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The latest contract moves and team news from the National Football League.