The economy is a major drag on Obama and the Democrats heading in the midterms, according to a new poll, Politico's Ben White says.
Government demands for user information in criminal cases rose 15 percent in the first half of 2014, Google said.
President Obama's push to raise the minimum wage could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections.
Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.
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