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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, as they meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France at an hotel in Vienna, Austria Monday, July 6, 2015. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

- Associated Press

A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed Monday to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a parallel deal — a demand that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast clout.

Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department 55,000 pages containing some 30,000 emails from a larger collection. The remaining emails were deleted from her server, she said. (Associated Press)

Classified Clinton emails require seizure of server, Judicial Watch says

- The Washington Times

The president of a conservative watchdog group says now that it is known that classified information was contained in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private stash of State Department emails, it is time for the government to seize her personal server and related storage disks to determine whether security was breached during her tenure as secretary of state.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, smiles during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a hotel in Vienna Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Talks continued in Vienna Tuesday on Iran's nuclear program. (Carlos Barria/Pool, via AP) ** FILE **

John Kerry says Iran nuclear talks could go either way

- Associated Press

Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

John McCain: U.S. must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Associated Press

The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country’s capital.

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In this June 24, 2015 photo, student activists gather outside Pathumwan Police Station in Bangkok, Thailand. Fourteen detained student activists went before a military court in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly. The university students, 13 men and one woman, were arrested June 26 on charges of sedition and violating the junta's ban on political gatherings for leading a peaceful anti-coup rally in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Student activists in Thailand go before military court

- Associated Press

A military court in Thailand freed 14 student activists from detention Tuesday ahead of their trial but said they still face sedition charges - and up to seven years in prison - for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

Rep. Susan McLain, D-Forest Grove, signs below her photo on posters for her legislative colleagues on Monday, July 6, 2015, at the state Capitol in Salem, Ore. Lawmakers pushed Monday to adjourn the 2015 legislative session. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)

Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers

- Associated Press

Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.

Dennis Zaklan, deputy director of New Mexico State University's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center, poses for a photo with one of the controls for one of the university's drones following a legislative committee meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, July 6, 2015. Lawmakers heard from a panel of witnesses about the benefits of the technology as well as privacy concerns. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico lawmakers discuss drone regulations

- Associated Press

New Mexico failed to pass legislation during the regular session that would have taken a first step toward regulating the use of drones in the state. But some lawmakers said Monday that the discussion is far from over.

Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy.

US judge on hog grower's lawsuits: Dump talk of Chinese ties

- Associated Press

Lawyers must edit out references to the Chinese government, the Communist Party and the country's People's Liberation Army from a lawsuit complaining that North Carolina neighbors of industrial hog farms have endured terrible smells for decades, a federal judge ruled.

Panel: Possible aerial attack on Hammarskjold plane in 1961

- Associated Press

An independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but provides new information about a possible aerial attack or interference.

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015 file photo, mourners, many from the judiciary, pray during the burial of slain Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat, who was killed in a bomb attack a day earlier, at a cemetery in Cairo, Egypt. After a series of stunning militant attacks, including the assassination of Barakat, the government is pushing through a new controversial anti-terrorism draft bill. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil, File)

Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media

- Associated Press

After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists who report information on attacks that differs from the official government line.

Police: No evidence of gunshot at Walter Reed hospital

- Associated Press

Police say there's no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.