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President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
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The president is scheduled to arrive Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport and spend the night in the Bay Area, where he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are slated to attend a fundraiser Wednesday at the home of real estate developer and major Democratic donor George Marcus.
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.
Perry, who has not said whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, spent the weekend talking to voters in Iowa, where he questioned President Barack Obama's commitment to securing the border and said Texas would do so if the federal government did not.
Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.
The ongoing battles between Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Republican Gov. Mike Pence's staff and supporters have been a unifying force for most Democrats, but they have also exposed a sharp rift in the Democratic Party.
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square kilometers.
Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground ahead of Tuesday's runoff.
The United States upped pressure on Vladimir Putin on Sunday over his response to the Malaysia Airlines jet shoot-down in eastern Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry noting on CNN that it was a "moment of truth" for the Russian president.
Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane.
The federal government is struggling to provide aid for children sent unattended over the Mexican border and officials are seeking aid from state governments and local nonprofits.
Finance reports filed this week show Huelskamp and GOP challenger Alan LaPolice each raised about $109,000 in cash contributions during the quarter.
CHICAGO a?? Even with overall crime rates in decline, a wave of gun violence here is ramping up the political pressure on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he prepares for a reelection campaign.
The fire destroyed another home Friday night and early Saturday morning, officials said, but there were no reports of injuries.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 01:06 am
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