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19 min ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines

3 hrs ago | Fox News

John Walsh thesis scandal: Veterans have mixed views on PTSD excuse

The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, US National Guard, US Military, US Army, United States Army War College, Life, Veteran Affairs

5 hrs ago | Click Orlando

McCain: Prolonged execution was 'torture'

Arizona has temporarily halted executions after the prolonged death of a convicted killer during an execution described by Sen. John McCain and others as tantamount to torture.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Death Penalty, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Lawmaker mistakes US officials for representatives of India

Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with representatives from India.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Trey Radel, Autos

Daily Herald

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Miami, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court

Bellingham Herald

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Mike Rogers, Representative Steve Scalise

WERC-AM Birmingham

Paul Ryan's Plan: Rebooting Compassionate Conservatism

After traveling around the country for the last year to better understand what works to combat poverty, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan now has a 'discussion draft' with the key ideas he thinks can help the poorest Americans get ahead, and where the federal government has a role.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Paul Ryan

Detroit News

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

In this May 22, 2014, photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Oak Brook, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Villa Park, IL, Family, Kids

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Things to know about Russia and sanctions

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it -- especially Europe? In solemn procession, wooden caskets carrying the remains of those killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine -- the majority of the dead were Dutch citizens -- have been arriving in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Netherlands,

The Las Vegas Sun

U.S. senator accused of plagiarism in thesis

Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors

News Observer

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Life, Self Defense, North Carolina, US Supreme Court

KTEN-TV Denison

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on... Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Ohio State University, Prison, US Supreme Court

News Observer

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

In a testy exchange, Sen. Bob Menendez lashed out at senior State Department and Defense Department officials testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he chairs.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Bob Menendez

WHAS11

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

President Barack Obama is congratulating Indonesia's presidential election victor Joko Widodo , even as the losing candidate rejected the result.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama

Sunherald.com

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days have not lined up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in drought-parched California.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, California, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

U.S. ends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Travel

The Times of Israel

FAA cancels ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

A departure flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Breckenridge American

This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Los Angeles, CA, US Politics, Barack Obama, Kerry Washington

Bellingham Herald

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state's ban no longer be enforced.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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