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House votes to boost child tax credit for some

In this June 20 photo, Rep. Dave Camp , R-Mich., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sander Levin, Washington, DC, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Sunherald.com

Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

Some of them were furious, while Democratic Senate aides were angry that they were given the chance in the first place.

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

New York Daily News

Biggest fire in Washington state history destroys 300 homes

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Twisp, WA

KRNV-TV Reno

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, US Senate, US Governors, Joe Manchin

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Sen. Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reducing wait times.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Tammy Baldwin, US News, US Senate, Medicine, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Takano, Representative Dina Titus

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, US Senate, Max Baucus, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Barack Obama

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

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, US Senate, Villa Park, IL, Family, Kids

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, US Senate, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors

The Island Packet

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Both proposals would scale back separate House- and Senate-passed bills after lawmakers in both parties expressed shock at price tags totaling more than $35 billion.

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

The Las Vegas Sun

Obama calls for 'economic patriotism' from companies dodging taxes

Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Walgreens, Retail, Senator Dick Durbin

4029TV.com

Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Central America, El Salvador, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives

Bradenton.com

Congress goes to the dogs, pushing support for retired military K9s

At least it couldn't hurt. As she looked into a hearing room packed with reporters, supporters and four canines, Rep. Dina Titus was reminded of a similar lesson she learned in her statehouse days.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Dina Titus, US House of Representatives, Don Young, Republican

WHAS11

Obama supports Hawaii's governor in radio ad

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is launching a radio ad featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Trump: Hotel in DC to be among world's best

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Pennsylvania, US National Parks, Washington Monument, Trump Organization, Real Estate

Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Ohio, US Governors

Northern Michigan News

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

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

Yahoo!

Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Max Baucus, Prison

Turnto10.com

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform

KOLD-TV Tucson

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, John Lewis

The Modesto Bee

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

Representatives from veterans groups and organizations for the disabled on Wednesday joined Dole and Republican Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk along with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin at a Capitol Hill news conference.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Business News

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