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USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records

USDA again boosts corn and soybean harvest estimates, predicts record-breaking crops

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:57pm EDT

US force sent to Central African Republic

Obama dispatches military force to Central African Republic to help reopen American embassy

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:20pm EDT

Incumbent's loss upends Massachusetts' House race

Primary loss by Democratic incumbent upends race for Massachusetts seat in House eyed by GOP

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:08pm EDT

Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

Environmental groups sue feds over oil shipments in older railroad tank cars they call unsafe

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 06:49pm EDT

CIA: Islamic State group has up to 31,500 fighters

New intelligence assessment: Islamic Group has up to 31,5000 fighters, up from 10,000 earlier

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 06:49pm EDT

Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

16 female senators urge NFL to adopt zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 06:06pm EDT

FBI: 2013 attack on power grid easy to execute

FBI: 2013 attack on Silicon Valley power grid easy to execute; but others say it's terrorism

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:20pm EDT

FBI probes vandalism as congressman's office

FBI probes attempted firebombing of US Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's office in Kansas City

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:15pm EDT

House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere

As clock ticks to fall elections, House, Senate debate measures just to make points to voters

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:06pm EDT

Obama: US to step up economic penalties on Russia

Obama says US to step up sanctions on Russia over actions in Ukraine; EU taking similar action

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

Expanding US airstrikes in Iraq and extending them to Syria are 1st steps in long campaign

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:48pm EDT

FACT CHECK: Obama's military plan not so simple

FACT CHECK: No combat mission for US troops under Obama's plan, but no guarantees, either

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:48pm EDT

No ethics inquiry in lawmaker's fast-food protest

Ethics panel won't pursue Wis. congresswoman arrested in minimum wage protest at McDonald's

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:39pm EDT

Alaska's senators cool to Obama's Mideast plan

Begich, Murkowski react coolly to Obama plan to fight Islamic State militants

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos

Cruz walks off stage after pro-Israel comment draw boos at event for Christians

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 03:40pm EDT

Senate kills constitutional amendment on elections

Senate rejects Dems' constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by special interests

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Clintons organizing 10th annual global meeting

Clintons bringing together 45 current and former heads of state for annual meeting

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Top 10 places where FEMA seeks to take back aid

NY, NJ communities head list of places where FEMA wants to claw back Sandy disaster aid

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:59pm EDT

9/11 remembered, amid new anti-terror fight

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:39pm EDT

Homeland Security chief says ISIL not only threat

Homeland Security's Johnson says officials must keep eye on more than single terrorist threat

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 12:56pm EDT
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