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National & World Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS
President Barack Obama is calling the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."
National & World Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
National & World Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean
A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.