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Japan, China Hold Security Talks, Hoping To Defuse Tensions

China and Japan have agreed to set up a "maritime communications hotline" as a means of defusing tense naval standoffs as vessels from both sides patrol in waters near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

Thai Court Charges Ex-Premier Yingluck With Negligence

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for her role overseeing a populist rice-subsidy program that was mishandled, costing the government billions of dollars.

A First For Joe: Biden Could Break Tie To Confirm Attorney General

Vice President Joe Biden has been more visible than almost any of his 46 predecessors in the nation's No. 2 office. He's had more access to the Oval Office and more input on policy than all but a handful.

Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

One of the nation's savviest politicians is in an unexpected fight. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former White House chief of staff, is in an unprecedented runoff election next month.

Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

The U.S.-Israeli relationship was one of the issues in the Israeli elections in particular Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's poisonous pe

Fed Sends Clear Sign On Raising Rates, But Says Hike Unlikely In April

Updated at 2:47 p.m. ET

Letter To White House Tested Positive For Cyanide, Secret Service Says

A test on an envelope that arrived at the White House Mail Screening Facility Monday indicates that it contains cyanide, according to the Secret Service. The agency did not announce to whom the letter was addressed; further tests are being conducted to confirm the results.

Netanyahu's Campaign Puts Him On The Path To Confrontation

During his campaign, Benjamin Netanyahu aggressively opposed the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, ruled out a Palestinian state on his watch, and argued that Israel would be best served by a government of the right.

Attorney General Holder Jokes Republicans Have 'A New Fondness For Me'

Attorney General Eric Holder joked Wednesday that given nearly six months of Senate delays in confirming his successor at the Justice Department, "it's almost as if the Republicans in Congress have discovered a new fondness for me."

Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

This past January, the Republican-led Kentucky Senate did what it does just about every year: It passed a statewide right-to-work bill. Keeping with tradition, when the bill arrived at the Democratic-controlled House, it died.

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