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As much as any other foreign policy issue during President Obama’s five years in office, the question of Iran sanctions now finds him at odds with a hefty portion of his own party’s lawmakers, as well as most Republicans. A bipartisan juggernaut of senior senators is spending the remaining week of the Thanksgiving recess forging [...]

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As senators work on Iran sanctions bill, White House lobbies lawmakers not to act

As much as any other foreign policy issue during President Obama’s five years in office, the question of Iran sanctions now finds him at odds with a hefty portion of his own party’s lawmakers, as well as most Republicans. A bipartisan juggernaut of senior senators is spending the remaining week of the Thanksgiving recess forging agreement on a new sanctions bill that the senators hope to pass before breaking again for Christmas.... more→

Apple I computer could fetch $500,000 or more

It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages - an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out. But because it was designed by two college dropouts named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it could be worth more than half a million dollars. An Apple 1 from 1976, one of the first Apple computers ever built and forerunner of today's MacBooks, IPads and IPhones, goes on the auction block at Christie's next week. The bidding starts at $300,000. "This is ... more→

North Korean Leader Sends Envoy to China

SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, sent his first special envoy to China on Wednesday, amid signs that Mr. Kim’s government was trying to mend strained ties with Beijing and was also seeking breaches in the tightening ring of economic and diplomatic pressure over its nuclear weapons development. The envoy, Vice Marshal Choe Ryong-hae, who serves as director of the general political bureau of the ... more→

Oklahoma tornado leaves dozens dead, including many children

MOORE, Okla. Search-and-rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb. As the sun rose over the shattered community of Moore, the state medical examiner's office cut the estimated death toll by more than half. Spokeswoman Amy Elliot said she believes some victims were counted twice in ... more→

Teen lifts Thanksgiving spirits in Sandy-hit hometown

  Standing in front of what remains of his aunt's house, Matt Petronis takes in the burned section of Breezy Point, N.Y., where more than 100 homes were destroyed by fire at the height of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29. It was his first day back in his hometown from college since the storm. Matthew Petronis sat in his dorm room on Oct. 29, watching TV in horror as "my childhood burned down." Petronis had spent the past three summers working as a ... more→