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JAN 21, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday quoted an unidentified Israeli intelligence official as saying that adding sanctions now "would be like throwing a grenade into the ...

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JAN 21, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Text of GOP response to State of the Union address

Text of GOP response to the State of the Union address, delivered Tuesday night by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, as provided by the office of the Senate majority leader: [...] on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. [...] I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled ...

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JAN 13, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Freed Cuba dissidents praise detente, pledge push for change

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban dissidents freed as part of a historic detente with the United States said Tuesday that the warming of relations would help them keep pushing for change inside their country. Fifty-three dissidents were freed, most in the last week, as part of a U.S.-Cuban deal that also saw both countries liberate high-profile prisoners charged with espionage and ...

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JAN 12, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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News of the day from across the nation, Jan. 13

1 Space station: A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents finally arrived Monday at the International Space Station. The previous supply ship — owned by another company — was destroyed in an October launch explosion. 3 Smuggling case: A man found guilty last year of conspiracy and money laundering in connection with the smuggling of tusks from protected ...

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JAN 12, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered Republicans angling for a quick veto showdown with President Barack Obama. [...] with more than enough votes at their command, Republican and Democratic supporters said they hoped the legislation could win final approval and be sent to ...

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