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World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals

Tony D'Abrosca enlisted in the U.S. Army just months before graduating from high school at the height of World War II.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, US Army, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Hill

Ethanol mandate: Going up?

White House adviser John Podesta has indicated that the administration plans to raise the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply, Sen. Al Franken said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Toledo Blade

EPA chief defends limits on carbon emissions

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday defended administration efforts to reduce pollution during her first Congressional appearance since the President announced his plan to regulate carbon emissions for the first time ever.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Democrats at odds over Big Oil's bid for East Coast drilling

Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is an advocate for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in the US.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Offshore Drilling, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

The Narragansett Times

Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI

If you've ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state's roads and bridges are in need of repair.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

New York Magazine

Washington and Wall Street Are in the Grips of the Big Lull

Despite chaos abroad, an end-of-summer malaise has settled in early this year and there's no end in sight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, Sports

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Switched

Maryland State Senator Must Drop Hershey Bar-Like Signs

JULY 16: In this photo illustration, Hershey's chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Life, Food, Chocolate, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

Warwickonline.com

NEIT christens shipbuilding, marine trades program

CHRISTENING: Cheryl Connors, senior VP of NETech, "christened" the program as one would a boat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Jack Reed, James Langevin, Democrat, Representative David Cicilline, New England Institute of Technology, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Warwickonline.com

WWII vet receives medals - Warwick Beacon

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rhode Island state Rep. Lisa Tomasso on Monday presented medals and awards to World War II veteran Anthony D'Abrosca at Coventry Town Hall before D'Abrosca's family and friends.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Coventry, RI, Travel, Philippines Travel, Asia Travel, Warwick, RI

Cybercast News Service

'Sure Hope So': Harry Reid Wants to Pass Carbon Tax Bill After Midterms

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Harry Reid

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Grist Magazine

It's time for Obama to stop selling off our land and water to fossil fuel companies

In its ongoing effort to make life difficult for environment reporters, the Obama administration once again announced major environmental news on a Friday.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Offshore Drilling

WLNE-TV Providence

WWII Veteran awarded medals nearly 70 years later

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A World War II Veteran is finally awarded his medals for outstanding service.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Politico

Gaza Death Toll at 500 - Feinstein to Putin: 'Man up' -...

DEATH TOLL FROM GAZA FIGHT HITS 500 CNN: "Fierce fighting between Israeli troops and Hamas militants continued near Gaza City on Monday as the death toll from the conflict rose above 500.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, 9

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Senate snarled by leadership animosity

The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives

WLNE-TV Providence

Senators seek more time for Liberians in US

Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are among a group of 15 senators asking President Barack Obama to extend the stays of Liberians living temporarily in the U.S. after fleeing their home country amid civil war.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Hill

'Severe blow' for carbon taxes?

Australia's recent vote to repeal its tax on carbon dioxide emissions is a setback to establishing a similar charge in the U.S., both sides in the debate agree.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, US Senate, Jeff Sessions, Republican, David Vitter, Earl Blumenauer

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

RI Congressional Delegation Reacts to Malaysia Airliner Attack

's Congressional delegation were touring a South Country transportation project Friday, but many of their thoughts were half-a-world away.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Democrat, World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin

Turnto10.com

Bridge repairs halted with lack of federal highway funds

And on Friday, state officials toured a bridge replacement project in Narragansett to see how that's affecting Rhode Island structures.

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Related Topix: Narragansett, RI, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

The Washington Post

Why did the IRS provide a trove of taxpayer information to the FBI?

Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Thursday testified before a House oversight panel about how the FBI ended up with a database from the Internal Revenue Service containing private taxpayer information for about 12,000 nonprofit advocacy groups.

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Related Topix: Tax, Non-Profit, Representative Jim Jordan, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Power Line

The Democrats' Effort to Drive Conservatives Out of Politics Ramps Up In the Senate

The Democratic Party is engaged in a long-term, multi-faceted effort to drive conservative money out of politics so that competing messages won't be heard.

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Related Topix: US News, Tax, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

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