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  • POLITICS

    Obama’s plans for immigrants worry both parties

    Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety about the possibility that President Barack Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November’s midterm elections.

  • POLITICS

    Endorsement payoff probe focuses on Ron Paul team

    The federal probe that resulted in a guilty plea this week by a former Iowa state senator is ongoing and could implicate political operatives who were involved in routing payments to him, people familiar with the case said Thursday.

  • POLITICS

    Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

  • POLITICS

    Texas school funding still unconstitutional

    A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy ...

  • BUSINESS

    Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

    As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies...

  • POLITICS

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

  • BUSINESS

    US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

  • POLITICS

    Missouri appeals court gets early voting challenge

    A Missouri appeals court has set a Sept. 12 hearing on a challenge to a ballot measure authorizing a limited early voting period.

  • POLITICS

    US warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

    U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability.

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