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No homeland funding deal in the wind

Boehner seeks negotiations with Senate on compromise

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand. Continue reading...

Kerry: Give U.S. 'benefit of the doubt' in Iran talks

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. Continue reading...

Justices to hear districting case

Independent panel at issue

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play a bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. Continue reading...

Inmates' hospital bills land in court

Subscriber onlyOKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has agreed to decide a legal dispute between Oklahoma County and the University of Oklahoma Medical Center over who should pay for emergency medical care for county jail inmates. Continue reading...

Obama to key on rights this week

Task force on policing expected to issue proposals today

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil-rights struggles from past to present. Continue reading...

Longshoreman pay in spotlight

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- More than 4,400 ships carry nearly $400 billion worth of goods through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every year, a crucial link in the global supply chain of factories, warehouses, docks, highways and rail lines. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyBoston 5.7 inches shy of snowfall record Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber only Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyPrince William, heir to the British throne, closed out his tour of Japan, laying a bouquet at a shrine gate in the city of Ishinomaki, where more than 3,000 died in a 2011 tsunami. Continue reading...

Obama-Netanyahu history long strained

Israeli’s visit adds political tension

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. Continue reading...

Remedying wrongs or erasing history?

Bid to replace segregated plaques splits city

Subscriber onlyGREENWOOD, S.C. -- It was a noble gesture intended to salve the wounds of this former mill town's segregated past. Continue reading...

U.S. seeks to deport 150 Bosnians

Immigrants said to take part in war crimes in Yugoslavia

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and "ethnic cleansing" during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Continue reading...

Oregon bill to limit vaccine exemptions

Subscriber onlySALEM, Ore. -- Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. Continue reading...

Justice agency candidates, outside allies on notice

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is stepping up scrutiny of the increasingly cozy ties between candidates and their outside allies, a move that some say could jolt the freewheeling campaign-finance atmosphere ahead of the 2016 elections. Continue reading...

Health-form errors create tax headaches

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- There's an added hassle this tax-filing season for nearly 1 million people who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law. The government sent out erroneous information on forms they need to complete their 2014 tax returns. Continue reading...

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