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  • Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world  - (Posted 8 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.
  • Secret Service director faces grilling over security breaches  - (Posted 14 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service is expected to face blistering questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about the latest White House security breach and a string of scandals that have tarnished the image of the agency charged with protecting the president.
  • U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to delay start of early Ohio voting  - (Posted 16 hours ago at Reuters)
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cut back on early voting in Ohio by preventing people from casting in-person ballots this week in the lead-up to the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
  • Congress vote on campaign against Islamic State could lag to 2015  - (Posted 17 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress might not vote until next year on an authorization for President Barack Obama's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, congressional aides said on Monday, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.
  • New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs  - (Posted 18 hours ago at Reuters)
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday.
  • U.S. trade pact in spotlight as new EU Commission faces grilling  - (Posted 22 hours ago at Reuters)
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's likely next trade chief will face tough questions about how she would handle free trade negotiations with the United States when confirmation hearings for the new European Commission open on Monday.
  • Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases  - (Posted 23 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage.
  • Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria - CBS  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.
  • Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria- CBS  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.
  • Obama voices confidence Democrats can keep control of U.S. Senate  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, citing an economic rebound, said in a CBS interview he feels Democrats can keep control of the U.S. Senate in November elections, although he acknowledged many Americans did not feel the economy was recovering.
  • U.S. trade pact in spotlight as new EU Commission faces grilling  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's likely next trade chief will face tough questions about how she would handle free trade negotiations with the United States when confirmation hearings for the new European Commission open on Monday.
  • U.S. lawmakers urge congressional action to back Obama's Syria war  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Sunday stepped up calls for congressional authorization of President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, amid signs the United States and its allies face a long and difficult fight.
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