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Washington detainees begin hunger strike as part of immigration protest

Hundreds of undocumented migrants at a detention centre in Washington state have started a hunger strike, according to supporters, in the run-up to rallies and civil disobedience aimed at forcing through immigration reform.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Army War College To Decide John Walsh's Fate In Plagiarism Investigation

The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.

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Army Times

Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized not just for their military exploits, but as 'everyday heroes' who routinely go the extra mile for their fellow service members and their communities.

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CBS News

Senators announce bipartisan bill to curb campus sexual assault

JULY 30: Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand are joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Silicon Alley Insider

The 'Highway Cliff' Is Back, And It's Rearing Its Ugly Head Just Days Before A Potential 'Shutdown'

With just two days left before lawmakers leave Washington, D.C. for a five-week-long recess, the House and Senate still have not agreed on how to keep funding federal highway and construction spending.

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The Hill

Lobbyists quietly advise GOP on gay marriage shift

Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland & Knight, carries a list of 40 to 50 Republican offices in the House and Senate she visits on behalf of Freedom to Marry, a group that backs same-sex marriage.

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WKXW-FM Trenton

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Townhall

Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty

It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America's working poor in front of the cameras -- while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.

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KFBB

3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation would move its headquarters from a storied, decades-old home in the nation's capital to a new location in the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday.

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GPB.org

Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Watch out Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world.

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FishBowl

The Hill Names the '50 Most Beautiful'

It's that day. That one day a year The Hill publishes its "50 Most Beautiful" list, and you can't help but laugh, just a bit.

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Russia Taday

Senate to vote on ending NSA's dragnet metadata collection

United States Senator Patrick Leahy introduced an updated version of his USA Freedom Act on Capitol Hill early Tuesday and urged his colleagues to use this "historical opportunity" to reform government surveillance.

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Washington Examiner

Federally contracted sandwich maker wants $18 an hour through executive order

Although President Obama 's executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1, those same contractors set to get a raise are already asking for more money.

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FishBowl

The Hill Names the '50 Most Beautiful'

It's that day. That one day a year The Hill publishes its "50 Most Beautiful" list, and you can't help but laugh, just a bit.

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Watch out Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world.

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CBS Local

Incoming House Majority Whip: Obama 'Just Wants To Sit Back And Play Politics'

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to members of the media as House Speaker John Boehner listens after a leadership election at a House Republican Conference meeting on June 19, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland ... (more)

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Groong

The Library of Congress: Where American and Armenian History Come Alive

The Library of Congress: Where American and Armenian History Come Alive Monday, July 28th, 2014 http://asbarez.com/125399/the-library-of-congress-where-american-and-armenian-history-come-alive/ The ANCA Leo Sarkisian Interns with Dr. Levon Avdoyan, the Armenian and Georgian area specialist at the Library of Congress.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

York Press

Mum, meet the parents

I'VE just spent an evening being on my best behaviour. That, people who know me might say, makes a change.

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Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass Poll sponsored by several Kentucky media outlets .

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Patrick Leahy To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.

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