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President Obama took Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (second from right) on a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Ms. Rousseff's trip is also taking place as the world's seventh-largest economy is falling into recession, struggling to balance its national budget and desperately seeking foreign investment. (Associated Press)

Dilma Rousseff puts spying spat aside, seeks economic aid for Brazil on U.S. visit

Two years after she canceled a state visit to Washington in a pique over revelations of U.S. spying on her office, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff no doubt will be glad to visit President Obama at the White House this week — if only to escape her mounting problems back home.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry sits between Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (left) and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Vienna, Austria.  (Associated Press)

White House defends stance as Iran talks face deadline

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration conceded Monday that international talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program will carry on indefinitely past this week’s deadline for a final deal — and pushed back at critics who accuse the president of making last-minute concessions out of desperation to get a deal.

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US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate

- Associated Press

The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Associated Press

Political fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage will likely show up first in Kentucky, one of the few conservative states where Democrats still control state government.

UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force despite Sudan protest

- Associated Press

The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave.

McConnell: New trade deal triumph despite partisan divide

- Associated Press

The brief alliance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Barack Obama to pass trade legislation last week marked a triumph amid divided government, McConnell said Monday, and he offered to work together across partisan lines to shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations.

In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference on the second anniversary of his election in Tehran, Iran. A picture of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on the wall. Should the talks over Iran's nuclear program collapse, the alternatives are not appealing: The war option that the United States has kept on the table has few fans, and the world does not seem willing to truly bring Iran to its knees by shutting off the flow of capital and goods. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart

- Associated Press

The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.

Pilot Andre Borschberg is seated in the cockpit of Solar Impulse 2 at Nagoya Airport in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A solar-powered plane carrying no fuel has postponed its departure from central Japan for Hawaii due to worse than expected weather conditions. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda) ** FILE **

Solar Impulse plane en route to Hawaii from Japan

- Associated Press

A solar-powered plane took off from Japan early Monday to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid to fly around the world without fuel.

in this July 18, 2014, file photo, an American flag waves in the breeze as a wildfire approaches through trees in Malott, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland, File)

Washington wildfire destroys structures, forces evacuations

- Associated Press

A wildfire fueled by high temps and strong winds roared into a central Washington neighborhood, forcing more than a thousand people to flee their homes and destroying a dozen structures, authorities said early Monday.