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  • Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.

  • Clinton backs potential no-fly zone in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 am

    BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she would push for a no-fly zone and safe regions in Syria to address the humanitarian crisis that has spilled out in the Middle East.

  • Hillary Clinton says more substance abuse treatment needed story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:15 pm

    BOSTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that treatment for drug and alcohol addiction should be on a par with diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other medical conditions.

  • FBI director confirming inquiry into Clinton email setup story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey confirmed Thursday the FBI is looking into the security of the setup of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email and that the agency has the appropriate "resources and personnel assigned to this matter."

  • Colorado governor frets over Clinton email troubles 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:25 pm

    DENVER - Colorado's Democratic governor is worried about Hillary Clinton's emails.

  • Clinton private account targeted in Russia-linked email scam story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show. It was unclear whether she was fooled into clicking on any attachments to expose her account.

  • Questions, answers about effort to hack Clinton's emails 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:43 am

    WASHINGTON - Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times in August 2011 to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, according to newly released emails from the State Department.

  • Immigrants say about-face on visas costs them millions 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 9:59 pm

    SEATTLE - A sudden about-face by the State Department has left tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants unable to apply to become legal permanent residents as they had expected to on Thursday, even though many have already paid expensive legal and medical fees to get their applications ready, according to a new lawsuit.

  • GOP senator delays 22nd State Dept. nominee in email dispute 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he is delaying another one of President Barack Obama's nominees to the State Department to protest what he calls the administration's continued failure to respond to inquiries about the department's use of private emails and other questions.

  • Clinton, Bush steady fundraising amid GOP summer Trump slump 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:28 am

    WASHINGTON - Voters won't cast their first ballots in the presidential race until February, but donors have been making their picks for months.

  • Islamic State group says it guns down Italian in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:06 pm

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats, while the government said it had no evidence to back up that claim.

  • New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

  • Clinton heading to Charlotte for fundraiser for her campaign 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:10 am

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading back to North Carolina to raise money for her presidential campaign.

  • Bill Clinton: Global Initiative has gotten results story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 2:40 pm

    NEW YORK - The Clinton Global Initiative's blend of government and private-sector effort has helped millions of people worldwide, former President Bill Clinton said Sunday, highlighting the philanthropic network's accomplishments at a time when his family's charitable efforts have come under scrutiny.

  • Clinton, Sanders planning separate visits to Massachusetts 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 11:31 am

    BOSTON - The two top Democratic candidates for president are planning to visit Massachusetts this coming week.

  • Clinton aide delayed financial data sought by State Dep't 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - After Hillary Rodham Clinton designated long-time aide Huma Abedin for a job as a special adviser working for her at the State Department in 2012, Abedin delayed providing personal financial information repeatedly sought by the department's ethics officials to determine if she had any potential conflicts of interest, newly-released emails show.

  • Catching up with Anne-Marie Slaughter on work-life balance story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 8:25 am

    NEW YORK - Anne-Marie Slaughter is back on the train from her home in Princeton, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., but only a couple of days a week and in a new capacity: private-sector big thinker on foreign politics and family policy in the digital age.

  • Biden hailed by gay rights group, but Clinton has head start 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:10 am

    WASHINGTON - Not yet a presidential candidate, Vice President Joe Biden will have a prime perch to appeal to LGBT voters when he headlines a glitzy national gala. Yet it may be too late to win over influential gay Democrats already committed to Hillary Rodham Clinton should he join the 2016 Democratic contest.

  • NSA Director: Private server open to spying 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 4:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers says a foreign official who used a private email server to communicate would present a spying opportunity for the U.S.

  • Obama welcomes 2nd Chinese president for state dinner 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 8:15 am

    WASHINGTON - China will get its second state dinner with President Barack Obama when its president, Xi Jinping, visits the White House Friday. The question is, how will the United States make this shindig different from the last one.

  • Clinton opposes construction of Keystone XL pipeline story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-22-15 5:48 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over the construction of a project assailed by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.

  • Texas man says wife was arrested in China on spying charges story has video
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:12 pm

    DALLAS - Chinese authorities have held a Texas businesswoman in custody for six months on allegations that she's a spy who stole state secrets, the woman's husband said Tuesday.

  • Clinton seeking to curb rising costs of prescription drugs story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:00 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out a new plan to rein in the rising cost of prescription drugs, moving to build upon President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • State Dept. advises against travel to Burkina Faso 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 7:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is warning U.S. citizens against travel to Burkina Faso and advising Americans who are there to leave as soon as possible.

  • Kerry: US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-20-15 3:56 pm

    BERLIN - Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.