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U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack5/6/2015 3:16:33 AMWASHINGTON - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement.Senate Republicans pass budget plan, eye 'Obamacare' repeal5/6/2015 3:14:40 AMWASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits by 2024 and aids the party's goal of trying to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.Exclusive: U.S. boosts bird flu emergency funds as Hormel cuts jobs5/6/2015 2:59:44 AMCHICAGO - The U.S. government approved the use of an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs.Iran, powers toil to overcome divisions in nuclear talks: envoys5/6/2015 4:11:58 AMUNITED NATIONS - Iran and world powers are struggling to overcome deep divisions on two core sticking points in talks on a possible nuclear deal: reimposing U.N. sanctions if the Iranians violate the agreement and how Tehran can buy atomic technology, envoys said.Senator says sees Iran nuclear bill vote as soon as Thursday5/6/2015 4:08:57 AMWASHINGTON - The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate cleared the way on Tuesday for a vote on a bill that would give Congress the power to review an international nuclear agreement with Iran, ending debate over efforts to use the measure to impose more conditions on Tehran.Obama administration approves Cuba ferry service licenses5/6/2015 4:35:45 AMMIAMI - The return of passenger ferry services between the United States and Cuba took a major step forward on Tuesday when the Treasury Department issued licenses to at least two U.S. companies.Elder Boston bomber was cruel, dominating, witnesses testify5/6/2015 12:26:35 AMBOSTON - The older of the two brothers in the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends but held great influence in his family, witnesses testified as lawyers fought to save the younger brother's life.Clinton courts Latinos in Nevada, calls for path to citizenship 5/6/2015 4:29:41 AMLAS VEGAS - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, courting Latino voters and drawing a line between herself and Republican rivals for the White House in 2016.Republican Huckabee appeals to working class in launching 2016 bid5/6/2015 2:50:40 AMHOPE, Ark. - Republican Mike Huckabee launched a bid for his party's 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, zeroing in on the plight of blue-collar American workers who have been left behind in the country's rebound from the Great Recession.In Baltimore, U.S. attorney general pledges to help police reform5/6/2015 2:44:29 AMBALTIMORE - New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with Baltimore officials and the family of a 25-year-old black man who died of injuries sustained in police custody last month and vowed to help the city pursue police reform.