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    Congress is back from its five-week August recess, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is wasting no time picking up where he left off: Attacking libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch.

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    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting...

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  • Verdict postponed on Saudi Shiite cleric

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday postponed issuing its verdict in a sensitive case against a popular Shiite cleric who faces charges that carry a death sentence. Sheik Nimr al-Nimr's brother told The Associated Press that the verdict was delayed until Oct....

  • Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio

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  • US stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling in early trading ahead of an important Federal Reserve meeting. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,979 shortly after markets opened Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to...

  • VIDEO: Obama to announce plan to fight Ebola

    President Obama will travel to Atlanta Tuesday afternoon where he will announce his expanded plan to fight Ebola.

  • Bobby Jindal is running for president; here's his brand new energy plan

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today is having one of those pre-presidential-campaign events, at the Heritage Foundation at 11 a.m. Ahead of that, Jindal's mini-think-tank, "America Next," released an energy plan this morning.

  • Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote, draws a line under the issue that last year...

  • Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi parliament rejected the prime minister's nominees for defense and interior ministers, leaving the two crucial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition prepares to intensify airstrikes against the Islamic States group that controls vast parts of the country. Lawmakers...

  • GAO: More coal power plants to close than expected

    A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.

  • Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild.

  • Boehner releases 'day in the life' video

    House Speaker John Boehner wants to share with you his daily routine.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Booker donated $440,000 to charity in 2013

    Sen. Cory Booker donated more than 80 percent of his salary last year. Recipients of his donations include churches, schools, as food bank, the Dominican Parade and American Cancer Society.



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