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Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

HONOLULU - A group of Native Hawaiians are organizing an election to create a national government for the first time since American businessmen, backed by U.S. Marines, overthrew the Hawaiian kingdom more than 100 years ago.
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Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders.
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Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade clock

...Sudanese immigrant, said he was moved by the support for his son from across the country."I am grateful to the United States of America," he said, attributing the widespread support to "something that was touching the heart for everybody...
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Sanders courts Christian conservative students

...the influential Christian college in Virginia that usually draws Republican presidential candidates. "In the United States of America today, there is massive injustice in terms of income and wealth inequality."His pitch was met with scattered...
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My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...Administration have aggressively pushed to make good on a 2008 campaign promise to "fundamentally change the United States of America." Sadly, that attitude and mission has made a complete mockery out of the principals of federalism and the...
Letter: Every vote counts

...Robert Boochever Federal Courthouse in Juneau. Thirty-three new citizens pledged their Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America before the Honorable Leslie Longenbaugh, United States magistrate judge, and guests attending the ceremony...
In race, Christie promises blunt campaign

...every once in a while or not," Christie declared. He added: "I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America."He went on to a town hall meeting in Sandown, New Hampshire, receiving enthusiastic applause from the standing-room...
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US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransom

WASHINGTON - Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution.
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Federal agency blames giant hack on 'neglected' security system

WASHINGTON - The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee - and detailed personal histories of millions with security clearances - failed for years to take basic steps to secure its computer networks, officials acknowledged to Congress on Tuesday.
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My Turn: It's not what leaders do, but what we do

...In brief, there is much evidence that shared work of governing is alive and well in these "trying to be" United States of America.Here in Juneau, we just celebrated our nation's 239th birthday. It is a special day in Alaska's capital...


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