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  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

    The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.

  • POLITICS

    Rep. Rob Bishop faces Donna McAleer in debate

    A business executive trying to unseat six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop called on voters Tuesday during a debate to end Bishop's tenure in Congress because of his role in last year's government shutdown and inaction in Congress.

  • POLITICS

    Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

  • POLITICS

    Senator's live pigeon shoot draws criticism

    Several animal rights groups criticized Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe on Tuesday for a fundraiser he held earlier this month in his home state of Oklahoma in which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to shoot out of the sky.

  • POLITICS

    Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

  • POLITICS

    Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

    Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria.

  • POLITICS

    Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

    Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said ...

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Scholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation

    A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.

  • POLITICS

    Federal prison population drops by roughly 4,800

    The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.

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