Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats
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Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama’s game plan. Then there’s international trade. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia … Continue reading

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Virginia Wesleyan board names Scott Miller as president

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Bethany College President Scott Miller has been named president of Virginia Wesleyan College. Virginia Wesleyan says its Board of Trustees chose Miller on Wednesday during a special meeting. Miller will succeed William T. Greer, who will retire in June. Miller has served as president of the private college in West Virginia for eight years. … Continue reading

Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening
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Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama’s day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned, “It’s going to be hard” to find common ground. Nothing underscored the yawning divide between the two parties more than Obama’s request to bar “enduring … Continue reading

South Africans mark 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release
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South Africans mark 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela insisted that he wanted to walk out of prison, when then President F. W. de Klerk told him he would finally be freed 25 years ago. On Wednesday, South Africans marked the anniversary of the release of Mandela who four years later became the country’s first black president. Mandela … Continue reading

Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne
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Amid mourning, a new generation enters line to Saudi throne

  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts the kingdom’s future squarely in the hands of a new generation. King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s actions came as the Sunni-ruled kingdom … Continue reading

France to get better guns, more intel agents to fight terror
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France to get better guns, more intel agents to fight terror

  PARIS (AP) — France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring spree and creating a better database of anyone suspected of extremist links. The measures detailed by Prime Minister Manuel Valls came as four men were handed preliminary … Continue reading