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3 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Sudanese Christian who faced death now in US

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Link | House GOP in chaos over child immigrant bill

In a stunning series of stops and starts to resolve the border crisis Thursday, the House of Representatives debated a bill to help resolve the flow of unaccompanied children over the southeastern border, then GOP leaders, facing defeat, pulled it from the floor only to reverse course after an outcry from supporters.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Representative Steve Scalise, Senator Ted Cruz

Thu Jul 31, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Bob Menendez, Harry Reid, Democrat

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

Faring far better, a bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate and were sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Strategic Defense Initiative, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Tom Coburn, John Boehner

CBS 3 Springfield

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Representative John Fleming, Jeff Sessions

KXAN-TV Austin

Divided House abandons vote on border bill

House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down sufficient conservative support.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz

New York Post

CIA officers broke into Senate computers

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Saxby Chambliss, US News

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Sen. Boxer: Obama's Pollution Proposal Can Prevent Bronchitis, Asthma Attacks, Heart Attacks

Senator Barbara Boxer supports the proposal, saying it would save and improve thousands of lives.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Democrat, US News

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 News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Neshoba County, MS

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo shows Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, Republican

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Stars and Stripes

More senators call for US military aid to Ukraine

Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Army Times

General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), US News, Republican, US Politics, John McCain

Star-Telegram.com

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Claire McCaskill, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Republican, Senator Mark Begich

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

As the U.S. Highway Trust Fund skids toward an August 1 money shortage, the Senate decided Tuesday to keep the issue in limbo at least a day or two more.

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Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Corker

WKXW-FM Trenton

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

The yearlong investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a portrait of inspection delays, government errors in risk assessment and industry loopholes in a $595 million terror prevention program passed by Congress in 2006.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Terrorism, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Tom Carper

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

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 News, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA, Marketing, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Myrtle Beach Online

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US News, Medicine, Nursing, US Politics, Harry Reid, Democrat, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sunherald.com

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, US News, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Barack Obama, Patriot Act

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, US News, United States Army War College, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Veteran Affairs

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