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16 min ago | MyFoxAtlanta

Congress votes final passage on highway bill

Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

4 hrs ago | The Olympian

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

This Oct. 10, 2013 file photo shows a truck entering the Foster Farms processing plant in Livingston, Calif.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, Food Science

8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

Brennan has convened an internal accountability board chaired by former Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, that will examine whether the CIA officers should be disciplined, said his spokesman, Dean Boyd.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Evan Bayh, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Mark Udall

10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina

The couples had expected their requests would be rejected Wednesday in Greenville County because the state's ban on gay marriage still stands.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

14 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Neshoba County, MS

18 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Texas search group resumes drone use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Texas, Federal Aviation Administration

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Republic

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Air Accidents, Federal Aviation Administration

The Olympian

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

Palestinian mourners carry the body of their loved one, killed on an Israeli strike in Shijaiyah neighbourhood, out of the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital, during the funeral, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, Barack Obama

NorthJersey.com

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

National Review Online

Lois Lerner Called Some Republicans '***holes' and 'Crazies' in Newly Released Emails

House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as "-holes" and "crazies" - an exchange they say shows her "animus" toward conservatives.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Dave Camp

Click Orlando

Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Sarah Palin

KIII

Senate likely to come up short on border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sunherald.com

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

A report to be released Wednesday from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a critic of the for-profit education industry who chairs the Senate Education Committee, finds that for-profit colleges received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in the 2012-2013 school term.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA, Marketing

KFVS12

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation - billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns.

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Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Wedding, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Democrat

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

CO Supreme Court orders Boulder County to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples .

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Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Colorado, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

94.5 The Fox

Body of Boy Found in Air Force Jet's Wheel Well

No stowaway miracles this time: The body of an adolescent black male was found hidden in the wheel well of a C-130 US Air Force jet that landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, reports Stars and Stripes .

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Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force

Cybercast News Service

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Family, Kids, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Barack Obama

The Modesto Bee

Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

The bill represents the latest step in fulfilling a January promise by President Barack Obama to end the NSA's collection of domestic calling records.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Patriot Act, Business News

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The department will decide whether any discipline is warranted based on the recommendations of the school's academic review board, Provost Lance Betros said.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, United States Army War College, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Veteran Affairs

Brandon Sun

House Republicans set Thursday vote on $659 million bill for border crisis

House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

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