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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters. | Video

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Democrats see 'fire wall' holding to preserve Iran deal 3:10am BST

WASHINGTON - U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition by majority Republicans and a massive lobbying drive.

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Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate 02 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater."

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Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers 02 Aug 2015

By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin

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Clinton's Super PAC belies her small-donor campaign image 02 Aug 2015

- A Super PAC backing Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton raised $15.6 million in the first six months of the year, according to a report filed on Friday with the Federal Elections Committee.

Trump campaign fires staffer over controversial Facebook posts 02 Aug 2015

- Donald Trump's presidential campaign has fired a staffer after racially charged and insulting Facebook posts under his name came to light, a person close to the campaign said on Sunday.

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Bush not a candidate? Super PAC's spending reveals otherwise 01 Aug 2015

NEW YORK - The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Super PAC, made public Friday, reveals for the first time, election lawyers say, just how much the group, Right to Rise, functioned as a kind of shadow campaign for Bush.

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Biden, aides talking with supporters about possible presidential run: NYT 01 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues 31 Jul 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Democrat Hillary Clinton sought to persuade African-Americans on Friday to resist any temptation to side with Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race as they offered differing visions on how to tackle economic and racial inequality.

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Emails from Clinton private account were recently classified 31 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON - Dozens of emails on the private email account that Hillary Clinton used when secretary of state were recently classified by the government, the State Department said on Friday, giving Republican critics more ammunition against the Democratic presidential hopeful.