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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

KHOU-TV Houston

Perry: NH should be embarrassed by Shaheen

Wading into New Hampshire's U.S. Senate contest, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday charged that New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

The Item

Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Patriot Act

KMPH-TV Fresno

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boulder County, CO, Wedding, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate

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, US Senate, University of Southern California

KHOU-TV Houston

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.

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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, US Senate, Max Baucus, Life, Veteran Affairs

WTMA-AM North Charleston

What Happened When 3 Politicians Tried a Minimum Wage Budget?

Have you ever seen a congressman snacking on a measly tin of sardines? Or maybe a governor ordering a McChicken off the Dollar Menu? In Washington this week, that scene was reality for three Democratic politicians who are taking the "Live the Wage" challenge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland, US Governors, John Boehner, Republican, Life, Fruits, Food

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, US Senate, US Politics, Barack Obama, Collinsville, IL

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, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Virginia

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, US Senate, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, Republican, Bob Corker, Barbara Boxer

Daily Herald

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Peter DeFazio

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WJRT

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, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Cybercast News Service

Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Rahm Emanuel

Brandon Sun

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor from Arizona in a close race for Congress

An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Phoenix, AZ

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, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Tri-cityherald.com

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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

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