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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII

Sept. 2 marked 70 years since the war officially ended.

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Obama has votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving the deal.

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In Alaska, Obama paints doomsday picture

Obama will spend the second day of his Alaska tour in the picturesque coastal town of Seward, named after President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867 from Russia.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

President Barack Obama is a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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Not so fast, Big Ben

It's among the most recognizable landmarks in the world but the iconic clock has been telling the wrong time.

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Wall Street posts biggest rally of the year

Wall Street posted its sharpest rally of the year on Tuesday, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks a day after the market's worst performance in four years on fears about China's economy.

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North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

orth and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders.

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Wall Street pares loses after Chinese selloff

U.S. stocks staged a dramatic recovery off their lows on Monday, helped by a turnaround in Apple's shares, but the three main indexes remain in or within spitting distance of correction territory.

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France honors 3 Americans who disarmed train gunman

French President Francois Hollande awarded the country's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train.

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North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging fire with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action.

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Obama lays out case for Iran nuclear deal in letter to Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his case for lawmakers to back the nuclear deal with Iran in a letter released by the White House, the latest step by the administration to gain support for a deal critical to the president's legacy.

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Russia’s Putin would consider meeting Obama at U.N.

The Russian President will "consider constructively" a request for a meeting with President Barack Obama at next month's U.N. General Assembly meeting.

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U.S. ads target illegal immigration from Central America

Customs and Border Protection launched an ad campaign aimed at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the U.S illegally.

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Senate Democrats stake out both sides of Iran deal

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Robert Menendez blasted the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, vowing…

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Iran still closed to U.S. influence after nuclear deal: Khamenei

Iran will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.

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Trump immigration plan calls for deporting children, building a wall

Trump, the frontrunner in a crowded Republican field, has made immigration a central plank of his campaign.

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Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

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The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league will appeal federal judge’s ‘Deflategate’ ruling

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

Goodell said in a statement Thursday that it's paramount to protect the integrity of the game.

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Deflategate: Tom Brady beats NFL, judge nullifies 4-game suspension

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The quarterback's suspension was thrown out by a federal judge after a seven-month standoff between the NFL and its players union.

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