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Obama to tout manufacturing gains, highlight economic progress | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to highlight gains in advanced manufacturing in the United States during a trip to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as he tries to show how his administration is boosting economic growth without help from Republicans in Congress.<p>President Barack Obama …

Obama to expand marine reserves and crack down on seafood black market

Barack Obama used his executive powers as president on Tuesday to create the world's largest marine sanctuary, banning commercial fishing, mining and oil exploration in a vast expanse of the Pacific.<p>The move – which saw Obama once again bypass an unwilling Congress to advance his environmental …

Judge considers whether five accused of 9/11 attacks need new lawyers

A judge needs to decide if new lawyers are needed to defend Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other prisoners charged in the September 11 terrorist attacks or if more hearings should be conducted on whether there's any conflict of interest caused by an FBI investigation.<p>A U.S. Justice Department …

DWP union chief warns L.A. officials not to withhold trust payment

Flanked by a passel of labor leaders, Department of Water and Power union chief Brian D'Arcy warned Los Angeles officials Tuesday not to halt a scheduled payment to two DWP-affiliated nonprofits, arguing it would break a bargaining agreement with the city.<p>If that pact is broken, "they're looking …

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U.S. Gets a New Flu Vaccine Factory

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new U.S. site to make cell-based flu vaccine Tuesday, saying it will add 50 million doses to the domestic capacity for making shots. The plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina, is owned by Novartis but it got a healthy shot in the arm with $487 million in …

America Divided Over Hillary Clinton Presidency, NBC/WSJ Poll Finds

Hillary Clinton remains the overwhelming front-runner among Democrats for the 2016 presidential race, but the American public at large is equally divided about voting for her, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>“It’s not surprising that, as she moves from being secretary of state to …

Los Angeles Air Force Base lockdown lifted; no arrests, no injuries

An hours-long lockdown at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo was lifted shortly before 6 p.m. with no arrests made, base spokeswoman Leslie Jewell confirmed.<p>The all-clear was given after a building-by-building search prompted by a report of a suspicious person wearing a vest or backpack with …

At LGBT fundraiser in New York, Obama gets standing ovations

President Obama got two sustained standing ovations at the annual LGBT gala in Manhattan on Tuesday night -- one for promising an executive order the group has long wanted and one just for walking into the room.<p>After taking the stage at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser, Obama had to …

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Republicans Split Over Working with Iran on Iraq Crisis

The Obama Administration’s willingness to engage Iran in an effort to contain the spiraling Iraq crisis has exposed divisions between Republicans in …

Middle East

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UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

The UN has expressed alarm at Australia’s proposal to dump 3m cubic metres of dredged material into the Great Barrier Reef world heritage site, saying the development could place the site on Unesco’s list of shame.<p>The Australian and Queensland governments have granted approval for dumping as part …

New Flight MH370 Search Area to Be Announced by End of June

Investigators hunting for the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will announce a new search zone within two weeks, authorities said Wednesday.<p>The new area in the hunt for the Boeing 777 “will be confirmed before the end of June, after completion of extensive collaborative analysis …

Libya accuses US of violating its sovereignty

Libyan government has condemned a United States operation to arrest a man suspected of masterminding a deadly raid on the US consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as an attack on their country's sovereignty.<p>The country's Justice Minister Saleh al-Marghani said the suspect Ahmed Abu …

GM boss grilled by Congress as panel chairman claims cover-up at auto giant

General Motors boss Mary Barra was grilled again by Congress on Wednesday as the chairman of the House committee investigating its fatal ignition switch scandal said he continued to believe there had been a cover-up at the car giant.<p>Members of the House energy and commerce subcommittee said there …

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says Goodbye

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Obama Briefs Top Lawmakers on Options in Iraq

President Barack Obama met with Congressional leaders on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing unrest in Iraq as Republicans continue to blame him for allowing militants to take control of large swaths of territory north of Baghdad.<p>The president invited House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader …

Federal judge tosses out parts of Utah immigration law | Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A federal judge issued a split ruling Wednesday on a controversial Utah immigration law, saying the state can verify the legal status of arrested persons, but cannot detain someone without a warrant based on an officer’s suspicions or a racial profile.<p>U.S. District Judge …

Obama meets with lawmakers on Iraq response options

WASHINGTON -- President Obama outlined the scope of jihadist violence in Iraq while meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, as he and aides ponder possible responses that range from air strikes to increased training of Iraqi forces.<p>As an insurgent army marches toward Baghdad, Obama …

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Florida Killer Executed, Becomes Third Put to Death in 24 Hours

A Florida man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her 5-year-old child in 1985 was executed Wednesday, becoming the third inmate put to death since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.<p>John Ruthell Henry, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Just before his execution, …

Crime

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

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Gentle Exfoliants That Won't Leave Your Skin Raw

Exfoliating your face is kind of like going to the dentist: It's something you know you're supposed to do regularly, but it's still kind of scary. …

Skin Care

9 Essentials Every French Woman Has In Her Closet

From a perfectly crisp white blouse to a classic pair of black heels—these nine items are sure to add a dash of Parisian-inspired style to your …

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Obama's Top Spokesman Just Did His Final Briefing, And He Walked Out To A Song From His Favorite Band

Carney walked into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to the tune of the song "Motor Away" by Guided By Voices, Carney's favorite band.<p>"Now that is some good rock and roll," Carney said.<p>Carney will hand the reigns to current deputy Josh Earnest, who he said was "more ready" than anyone to take …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

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