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Official: More aid for Syrian rebels 'could help'

02/11/2014 8:48am
President Barack Obama's intelligence chief says more U.S. training and equipment for Syria's moderate rebels could boost the fight against the Assad government.

US: Bangladesh must do more to regain trade perk

02/11/2014 12:36pm
Bangladesh needs to do much more on improving labor standards to win back duty-free trade benefits suspended after the global textile industry's worst disaster, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

USAID says new farm law to boost food aid abroad

02/11/2014 12:46pm
U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says changes to the way the United States distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad, many of them Syrian refugees.

US to crack down on ivory to protect elephants

02/11/2014 3:41pm
The United States is cracking down on the sale and purchase of ivory in hopes of curbing a surge in illicit poaching that's threatening to wipe out elephants and other species in Africa.

Security fears threaten US future in Afghanistan

02/11/2014 3:54pm
Warily watching to see how many U.S. troops might remain in Afghanistan next year, American diplomats and aid workers are facing a drawdown of their own as security threats and dwindling resources limit their 12-year push to develop the mostly primitive nation.

Wiggle room for big firms under new coverage rule

02/11/2014 3:58pm
Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other firms with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main beneficiaries of the Obama administration's latest tweak to health care rules.

US envoy to hold 1st meet with Indian oppo leader

02/11/2014 4:18pm
The U.S. ambassador will meet with Indian nationalist politician and prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for the first time since he was refused a U.S. visa over alleged complicity in deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2002.

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

02/11/2014 4:45pm
Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.