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Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
Md. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs
A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar.
Senators urge terrorist designation for Ukrainian separatists
Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.
Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian
The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core
Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
US blasts Russia despite support for crash probe
The United States is blasting Moscow for its support of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysia Airlines plane went down, while welcoming Russia's support of a U.N. resolution calling for an investigation of the crash site.
Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels
"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.
New York mayor talks migration with Vatican No. 2
New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues.
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