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  • POLITICS

    Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan

    When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.

  • POLITICS

    Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians

    One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president.

  • POLITICS

    Congress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog

    Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases.

  • POLITICS

    House veterans divided on Syria measure

    The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against...

  • POLITICS

    CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

    It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    House GOP repackages election-year bills

    In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama's health law. As before, they stand no chance of becoming law.

  • POLITICS

    Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

    Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday, in a decision that could make it harder for three-term Sen. Pat Roberts to win re-election in November as part of a Republican drive to win a Senate...

  • POLITICS

    Obama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State

    President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group.

  • POLITICS

    Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

  • BUSINESS - NATION / WORLD

    At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate

    Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.

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