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PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake

Rescue and relief efforts are underway after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

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Death toll climbs as Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief

Thousands began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday after two days of powerful aftershocks and shortages of food and water.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran.

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.

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American hostage held by al Qaeda inadvertently killed in U.S. operation

Warren Weinstein, held captive since 2011, was apparently killed during drone strikes on an al Qaeda compound.

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Timing of sanctions relief a major issue as Iran talks resume

After a tentative deal between Iran and the six powers was reached, different interpretations have emerged over what was agreed to.

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The history of Earth Day

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day reminds us to go green and love our planet.

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Prosecutor: Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will decide what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty.

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U.S. may talk to Iran about regional stability

The U.S. State Department says it is open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal.

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6 Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.

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Iran bill could make nuclear deal harder for U.S.

A compromise allowing Congress to vote on a nuclear deal may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on a final agreement.

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Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list

It will clear the main obstacle to restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies shut for more than half a century.

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Obama concedes Congress role on Iran deal

President Barack Obama conceded Congress has the power to review a nuclear deal, giving in to pressure from Republicans and some in his own party.

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Obama, Iraq’s Abadi to discuss ISIS fight in White House meeting

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and President Barack Obama will discuss the fight against Islamic State at a meeting likely to be dominated by requests for U.S. arms and tension over Iran's role on the battlefield.

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History made, U.S. and Cuba face bumpy road ahead

In the first meeting of its kind in nearly 60 years, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro sat down together for over an hour.

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Deal or not, many U.S. states keep sanctions grip on Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the United States and Iran come closer to a historic nuclear deal, many…

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U.S., Cuba hold highest-level meeting in 50 years

he encounter took place on the eve of the Summit of the Americas in Panama, where Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will cross paths.

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Iran’s Khamenei breaks silence in nuclear deal, says sanctions must go

The Iranian leader demanded sanctions be lifted at the same time as any final agreement on curbing its nuclear program.

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“It’s tough for the businesses, we get that, but the end is in sight.”

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Police: Pot found in car linked to Jon “Bones” Jones hit-and-run

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