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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela blocked two former Latin American presidents on Friday from visiting opposition leaders jailed a year ago for their roles in deadly protests against the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Andres Pa ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fits) said he issued the subpoena after ...more

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4:30 p.m. (CDT)Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for five counties hit hard by recent storms and flooding.Hutchinson toured flooded parts of the state on Friday. On his return to Little Rock, he applauded first ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.<table> <tr> <td>Total public debt subject to limit May 28</td> <td>18,112,975</td> ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.  ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five people he tried to have killed. ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.The Republican senator infuriated leaders in his own par ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday that he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to ex ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated.FEMA said in a statement the agency is m ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top-ranking Mormon leader, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is headed to hospice as his cancer spreads aggressively.Cancer found last month in Perry's thyroid gland has spread to his lungs and beyond, church spokesman Eric Hawki ...more