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2 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

4 charged with murder in death of USC student

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at... By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, University of Southern California

10 hrs ago | USA Today

Obama team: Delay in climate rules will hurt economy

President Obama's team issued a report Tuesday saying that climate change will damage the long-term unless it is checked in the short-term.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News

14 hrs ago | WMMV-AM Melbourne

Congress Agrees To Reform The VA

A deal is being struck to reform the embattled Veterans Affairs Department. Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders called it a compromise effort aimed at reducing unacceptably long wait times for vets at VA health clinics.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

17 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?" The answer was Monday at the White House, by President Barack Obama, who hung a National Medal of Arts around her neck and revealed, "I had a little crush on her back in the day."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Linda Ronstadt, US News, Democrat, US Politics, Barack Obama, Collinsville, IL

19 hrs ago | KIII

With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Senator Ted Cruz

20 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Virginia

21 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, Democrat, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, Republican, Bob Corker, Barbara Boxer

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin

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VA Compromise Includes Approval For New Clinics In Louisiana

A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Democrat

Hispanic Business

Ted Cruz Relents on Nominee Holds

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project

U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley, US Governors

KING-TV Seattle

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.

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

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Coburn cancels 1 planned town hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had cancelled one of several town hall meetings he had planned in Oklahoma because of a scheduling conflict.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, Republican, Bartlesville, OK

News Observer

Pence, Bayh, crowd 2016 field with questions

Until Pence says otherwise, he's the clear pick for his party for the governor's office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Evan Bayh, Democrat, US Governors, Indianapolis, IN

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KSFO AM 560

Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas

KPIC

Tentative deal reached on veterans affairs reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing

WHEC-TV Rochester

Schumer suggests airline safety devices

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles like those that recently shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv airport in Israel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, Democrat, Federal Aviation Administration

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