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10 min ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around the world.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Senator Mark Kirk, Law, Employment / Labor Law, John McCain

1 hr ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

This June 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama shaking hands with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Life, Veteran Affairs, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Washington DC

4 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

US women business owners face gender gap

Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, Democrat

4 hrs ago | EDGE

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat

7 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

Vice President Joe Biden's scheduled speech Thursday headlines the lineup of participants at the conference Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: Ohio, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Joe Biden, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Barack Obama

NewsOK.com

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV, US Politics, US News, Robert Casey, Democrat

WTEN-TV Albany

GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee

Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Saxby Chambliss, Barack Obama, Ron Paul

WAVE-TV Louisville

GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee

The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Ron Paul

Washington Times

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, John McCain, Republican, Tom Harkin, Democrat

Click2Houston

Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers inside their polling places.

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Related Topix: Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News

EDGE

Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

Rep. David Jolly announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage, the Washington Post reports.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gay/Lesbian, Representative Richard Hanna, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk

KHOU-TV Houston

Arizona Senators renew call to quickly deport kids

Arizona's two U.S. senators are commending the Border Patrol amid news a massive Nogales facility will no longer be receiving immigrant children.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain, Republican, Jeff Flake, Senator Jeff Flake, US House of Representatives, Family, Kids

The Wichita Eagle

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

This June 25, 2014, file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Family, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

Park Record

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

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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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Barack Obama, Jeff Miller, Senator Jerry Moran, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KSWO

Okla. delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and all five of Oklahoma's U.S. House members released a joint statement on Monday opposing a decision by the Department of Defense to extend the use of temporary shelters at several military installations, including Fort Sill, through January 2015.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Military, Fort Sill, US Army, Fort Sill, OK, Barack Obama

News Observer

CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

30, a new study released Monday says. The Congressional Budget Office analysis assumes Obama's request for handling the border crisis won't be enacted until mid- to late-September.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, Jeff Sessions

The Macon Telegraph

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, filed the lawsuit in January after the Office of Personnel Management decided months earlier that lawmakers and their staffs should continue to receive health care benefits covering about 75 percent of their premium costs after leaving the health insurance program for federal workers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, Health Insurance, Health, Small Business, Personal Finance

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Fruit growers get new disaster relief

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says fruit growers affected by extreme weather conditions in 2012 will now be able to apply for new disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Life, Fruits, Food, Weather, Agriculture, Science

Click Orlando

TSA passenger security fee rises

Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

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