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Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people...

Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

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BOSTON — Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe...

Russia against US troops in Central Asia near Afghanistan

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MOSCOW — Russia has strongly warned the United States against deploying its troops in the former Soviet Central Asian nations following their withdrawal from...

Germany launches ‘space command’ to protect infrastructure

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BERLIN — The German military on Tuesday launched a “space command” tasked with overseeing satellites, watching for dangerous space junk and analyzing other countries'...

After US denied deal, Iran says prisoner swap talks ongoing

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's government spokesman said Tuesday that talks with the United States about a prisoner exchange are still ongoing, two months after...

Leadership Johnson County to host women’s retreat

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Leadership Johnson County will host an event titled, "Women’s Retreat: Everyday Coaching" at 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20. The...

Records: Iowa troopers going to border at ‘no cost to Texas’

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Agreements released Monday show Iowa is donating the use of state troopers and their equipment at “no cost to Texas”...

US-Russia say climate talks a springboard to ease tensions

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MOSCOW — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed hope on Monday that climate change talks could act as...

Afghan vet: ‘What have we ended up with at the end of it?’

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Images of the World Trade Center towers collapsing in New York were still fresh in the minds of the first American troops arriving in...

Some Haitians turn to prayer after president’s assassination

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of Haitians sought solace in prayer at Sunday church services as a political power struggle threatened to further destabilize their...