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Kerry to Join Iran Nuclear Talks in Vienna

Negotiators in high-level talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program "are not talking about an extension" as a deadline approaches, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Health Care

Soaring Generic Drug Prices Draw Senate Scrutiny

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and ...

World

Russia: North Korea Ready to Resume Nuclear Talks

North Korea says it's ready to resume international talks on its nuclear program, Russia's foreign minister said Thursday as Moscow sought to raise its profile in the international standoff over ...

Education

Miss. Universities Plan 3.2 Percent Price Increase

In-state tuition at eight public universities is likely to increase by an average of 3.2 percent this fall, if the College Board approves plans Thursday for the Mississippi University for ...

National

No Date for IS War Vote as Congress Waits on Obama

Congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis ...

World

Hong Kong Activists Try to Storm Legislature

Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with police while trying to break into the city's ...

Immigration

Obama Plan Won't Grant Immigrants Federal Benefits

As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled to federal benefits—including health care tax ...

National

Obama Signs Bill to Revamp Federal Child Care Aid

Federally subsidized child care providers will now have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers under new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama.

World

New Kurdish Offensive Targets Islamic State Group

Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting Islamic State group extremists as a suicide bomber killed at least five people in the Kurds' regional capital.

National

2016 Contest Overshadows GOP Governors Meeting

No fewer than a half-dozen potential presidential candidates are gathering in Florida as the Republican Governors Association prepares to select its next leader.

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Bryant Budget Seeks Tax Cuts

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday that he wants to cut income taxes for some Mississippians earning less than $53,000 a year as part of his 2016 budget proposal.

Environment

Obama Stakes Final 2 Years on Climate Change

With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks ...

World

North Korea Faces Key Vote in UN on Human Rights

An anxious North Korea will see Tuesday how the boldest effort yet to bring its leaders to account for alleged crimes against humanity will move forward, as the U.N. General ...

National

National Guard Prepares for More Ferguson Unrest

As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid ...

National

House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi as Minority Leader

Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in ...

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