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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Republican, US Governors

6 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

WASHINGTON - A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Republican, US Politics, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

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 News, John McCain, Republican, Death Penalty, US Governors, Jan Brewer

The Olympian

After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

The CIA got hold of the legally protected email and other unspecified communications between whistleblower officials and lawmakers this spring, people familiar with the matter told McClatchy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin

Tri-cityherald.com

Senate hopefuls risk 'oppo-research' revelations

It's another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

US weighs refugee status for Central American kids

The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program 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: Family, Kids, US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat

The Island Packet

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

In this May 22, 2014 file 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 News, Democrat, Villa Park, IL, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Obama calls on US companies to limit mergers abroad

Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren

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, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

The Senate's Republican leader has for years been the most influential voice in Congress on policy toward the country also known as Burma.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Brandon Sun

Former US Sen. Joe Lieberman named professor at Yeshiva University for next school year

He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Lieberman, Yeshiva University, Al Gore

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 Politics, Senator Bob Menendez, US News

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rand Paul, Healthcare Law, Law, Autos

KHOU-TV Houston

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John McCain, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

Perdue was a journeyman corporate CEO; Nunn is a nonprofit executive on leave. Neither has held public office, making Georgia's Senate race the only one in the country to feature two self-styled "outsiders" who now must find other distinctions to capitalize on voter discontent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Non-Profit, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, University of Georgia

KRNV-TV Reno

Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

A California woman called for more protections for passengers on cruise lines as she recounted before Congress the assault she suffered during a trip aboard a cruise ship.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jay Rockefeller, US News

Switched

GOP Senators Demand Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Bob Corker, Barack Obama

The Fresno Bee

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that largely has been a matter of luck, with the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days not lining up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in California.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, California, August, CA, US News, US Politics, Ron Wyden, Democrat

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