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  • Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:14 pm

    HAVANA - From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.

  • State Dept: Trade bill can't defend Israel's territories 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - One day after President Barack Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation, his administration took issue with language meant to discourage boycotts of Israel.

  • State Department names new Guantanamo special envoy 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 10:20 am

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed a new special envoy to lead the Obama administration's bid to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

  • Federal food program struggles to reach rural Kansas 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:54 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Children in a third of Kansas counties don't have access to summer food programs, according to a child advocacy group.

  • For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to 'yes' on gay marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:05 am

    WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible."

  • Missing Clinton emails likely to raise new questions story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said.

  • Clinton takes a 'just enough' strategy to fundraising story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 12:52 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The stars are out to raise money for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Plaza Hotel, Jon Bon Jovi at home in Jersey. So, too, are the Democratic Party's wealthiest donors, from a Facebook co-founder to the heiress of a brewing fortune.

  • Clinton to make first trip to Missouri in bid for presidency 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 6:10 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign in the St. Louis area Tuesday, marking her first trip to Missouri as a presidential candidate.

  • House panel on Benghazi attack releases more emails 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received hundreds of pages of emails about Libya from a longtime confidant, including both publicly available and unconfirmed material from sources about the cause of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

  • Clinton, Walton among inductees to Women's Hall of Fame 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:13 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton was named Monday as one of the first inductees to the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame, joining a class that includes a civil rights leader, a Wal-Mart heiress and the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

  • Clinton criticizes predatory lenders during veterans forum story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:57 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday vowed to protect veterans from aggressive for-profit colleges and predatory lenders while preserving the dominance of the U.S. military.

  • US to abandon Chinese-owned Waldorf at UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department will abandon decades of tradition this fall at the annual U.N. General Assembly by setting up shop in a hotel other than New York's iconic Waldorf-Astoria, which was purchased last year by a Chinese company.

  • Democrats urge Gowdy to release Clinton confidant transcript story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 12:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democrats on a House panel investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, called Wednesday for the release of a deposition transcript of a longtime confidant of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Signs of rapprochement as US, Venezuelan officials meet 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 5:47 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro says a recent meeting between Venezuelan and U.S. officials has opened an important channel that could lead toward restoration of full diplomatic relations.

  • Hillary Clinton will visit northern Nevada after Vegas stop 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 11:39 am

    LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton will head to northern Nevada after addressing Latino leaders at a Las Vegas conference on Thursday.

  • Clinton: Obama should use trade fight to his advantage story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-15-15 12:02 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Barack Obama should use a setback in Congress to seek the best possible trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, pointing to the stumbles over the pact as an opportunity to address Democrats' concerns about job protections and wages.

  • State Dept suspends overseas passport, visa issuance 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 12:25 am

    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Friday it has been forced to suspend the issuance of U.S. passports and visas at its overseas diplomatic missions due to a glitch that has hit one of its computer databases.

  • Bush says 2016 announcement will invoke his Florida tenure story has photos
    Updated: Jun-12-15 5:57 pm

    TALLINN, Estonia - Jeb Bush will offer a "hopeful, optimistic" vision for America while jabbing his Washington-based competition in both parties during Monday's presidential announcement speech, said the former Florida governor and aides preparing for the Miami campaign kickoff.

  • State Dept suspends overseas passport, visa issuance 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Friday it has been forced to suspend the issuance of U.S. passports and visas at its overseas diplomatic missions due to a glitch that has hit one of its computer databases.

  • IU Kelley School gets $300K for Palestinian economic growth 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 4:10 am

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - The U.S. State Department has awarded a $300,000 grant to support Palestinian economic development through business consulting and support provided by students at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 3:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

  • American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 10:57 pm

    IRBIL, Iraq - An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists.

  • Mayor de Blasio to skip Clinton's presidential launch in NYC 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:42 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not attend former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign kickoff - even though it's happening in his city.

  • Michelle Kwan to work for Hillary Clinton campaign 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:15 pm

    NEW YORK - Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs.

  • Hillary Clinton to headline fundraiser in Arkansas in July 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 10:18 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to the state where she served as first lady for 12 years to headline a fundraiser for the Arkansas Democratic Party.