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3 hrs ago | The Star Press

Pentagon sends more equipment and aid to Ukraine

The Pentagon is rushing new aid - including armored vehicles and increased training - to bolster Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists, the Defense Department announced Friday The gear includes armored personnel carriers, cargo and patrol vehicles, binoculars, night vision goggles and small patrol boats, said Eileen Lainez, a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Senate, Carl Levin, US Politics, US News

8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" -Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior adviser; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joaquin Castro, Robert Menendez, US Senate, John Thune

8 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

House moves toward vote on border bill

President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Barack Obama, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz

10 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Robert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines

This March 21, 2014 file photo shows actress Cheryl Hines, right, posing with her fiance Robert F. Kennedy Jr., at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's An Evening of Environmental Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Soap Opera, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entertainment, Television, Suburgatory, Cheryl Hines, Folk, The Kennedys, Wedding, US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy

14 hrs ago | SeacoastOnline

Sen. Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration

The conservative firebrand is out with a fundraising message Friday attacking New Hampshire's Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for supporting President Barack Obama's quote, "amnesty" immigration policies.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

18 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, US Senate, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

22 hrs ago | 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, US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, Harry Reid

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

On the last day before Congress takes a five-week summer recess, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., checks her watch for a scheduled vote after speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Republican, Spencer Bachus, Tom Coburn, John Boehner, US Senate

Brandon Sun

Shell, Alaska Native corporations enter agreement with option to share in drilling profits

An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary Thursday that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Offshore Drilling

Sunherald.com

Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

Congressman John Mica, a Florida Republican, convened a hearing Thursday of a Transportation subcommittee.

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Related Topix: John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs, Representative Gerald Connolly

Bradenton.com

CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General's Office "include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI and the CIA in 2009," CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Evan Bayh, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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

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: US Senate, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WJRT

More senators seek 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 News, US Politics, US Senate, Carl Levin, Bill Nelson, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Detroit News

House approves VA health care overhaul

The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the VA to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite employment rules to make it easier to fire senior executives judged to be negligent or performing poorly.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer

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, US Senate, 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, US Senate, 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, US Senate, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Corker

The Washington Post

GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Virginia Foxx, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Alcee Hastings, Steve Israel

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Washington Post

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA, Marketing

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