Independent Senator King says he will back Iran nuclear deal


© Reuters. Former Maine Governor Angus King is pictured in undated photograph (Reuters) – Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, said on Wednesday he will support the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best available option to stop Iran from developing a nuclear arms capability in the near future. “A nuclear-armed Iran would be a serious threat to ...

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Trump on polls: ‘Only thing constant is Trump’


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in Derry (Reuters) – Republican front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that when it comes to the polls in the crowded 2016 presidential race, “the only thing constant is Trump.” Trump, a real estate mogul who has generated support and controversy with provocative comments ...

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Firm that vetted Snowden in $30 million settlement with U.S.


© Reuters. Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a meeting about whistle blowers at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg NEW YORK (Reuters) – United States Investigations Services Inc, the private firm that vetted former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, has agreed to pay $30 million to resolve U.S. claims connected to ...

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Clinton’s lead in race for Democratic nomination narrows: CNN poll


© Reuters. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton addresses union members as she tours the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton’s lead in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed and her overall favorability ratings have fallen to their lowest levels since 2001, CNN reported on Wednesday. It said 47 percent of Democratic ...

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Appeals court denies petition by former Illinois Governor Blagojevich


© Reuters. Former Governor of Illinois Blagojevich makes a statement to reporters outside his Chicago home one day before reporting to federal prison to serve a 14-year sentence for corruption CHICAGO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court denied on Wednesday a petition by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for a rehearing of the court’s prior ruling that upheld most of ...

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U.S. sanctions Mexican businesses and individuals for drug trafficking links


U.S. sanctions Mexican businesses and individuals for drug trafficking links WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States sanctioned 21 Mexican businesses and individuals on Wednesday, saying they were part of the business network of a powerful drug cartel in the country. The 15 businesses and six people provided support and services for the Los Cuinis drug cartel, the U.S. Treasury said ...

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