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ATLANTA (AP) — David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he's best positioned to tackle the nation's debt.The former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok touts his business acumen while campa ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned.Together their 30 hours of testimony to congressional investigators gives th ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said their death toll from the five-day offensive rose to over 125.The mi ...more

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NAME — David A. Perdue Jr.AGE-BIRTHPLACE — 64; Macon, Georgia.EXPERIENCE — Founding partner of Perdue Partners LLC, an Atlanta-based global trading company, 2011-present; CEO of Aquila Group, LLC, a Sea Island-based holding company, 2007- ...more

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LONDON (AP) — A former head of the Church of England says he no longer opposes assisted dying and says the church risks "promoting anguish and pain" by objecting to moves to make it legal.George Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury, said med ...more

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VIENNA (AP) — Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20.The U.S. — which is sending S ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard: denounce the health care law in the weekly Republican radio address.An Iowa state senator who i ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The military might have been able to prevent two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA installation where Americans had taken refuge and had pr ...more

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House members. Now a Florida court is lending credence to their complaint.The full impact of the Florida ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency.On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an ...more