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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

VA deal near

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller has reached a deal with his Senate counterpart, Bernie Sanders .

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, US News, US Supreme Court, Representative Thomas Massie, Republican, US House of Representatives

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

U.S.: Images show Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine

The Obama administration on Sunday released overhead surveillance images it said were evidence that Russia has fired artillery rounds from its side of the border against Ukrainian military units.

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13 hrs ago | Roll Call

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Predicts Wave Election for Republicans

One hundred days from Nov. 4, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he expects House Republicans will ride a political wave in November.

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Related Topix: US News, Gary Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Coffman, Greg Walden, Representative Michael Grimm, us Travel, Travel

17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Candidates trade barbs in first Virginia senatorial debate

Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, made the remark after Warner pointedly injected abortion and birth control into their 90-minute face-off, the first, and perhaps only, debate of the Senate race.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Abortion, Wedding

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

U.S. should help children a fleeing death,a Oa Malley says

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley stood firm Saturday in a spat with the White House over the fate of unaccompanied minors streaming over the border, telling a Democratic audience in Nebraska that the United States should help children "fleeing death."

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Tom Harkin, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Politico

White House wants new OK for 'evolving' terror fight

A top White House official suggested Saturday that Congress pass new legislation to support President Barack Obama's authority to act against an array of terrorist groups not clearly linked to the September 11 attacks.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism

The Washington Post

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Deer Tick

The Washington Post

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

This July 22, 2014, file photo shows Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue as he greets supporters in Atlanta, at his election-night watch party.

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Related Topix: Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Barack Obama, Non-Profit

USA Today

U.S. embassy in Libya evacuated

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, US News, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives

Reuters

FBI found bomb-making cache in Tucson rampage gunman's home: LA Times

Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and shot former Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 rampage, kept bomb-making components in a safe in his bedroom, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Fox News

GOP lawmakers fight plan to bring more illegal immigrant children to military bases

Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration over a newly announced plan to expand the use of U.S. military bases to house illegal immigrant children, warning that it will put a strain on troops and threaten military readiness.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Mike Rogers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby

Washington Post

Strauss: Chris Christie to mayor: 'I'm the decider and you have nothing to do with it'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is consistent - at least when it comes to espousing total indifference to what Newark residents want for their state-operated public school system.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Aspen, CO, Rick Scott, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican

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 News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Twisp, WA

The Washington Post

a "Afghan gunmen kill more than a dozen Shiite travelers

Suspected militants patrolling a road in western Afghanistan shot and killed 14 Shiite Muslim travelers Friday, in a rare sectarian attack that Afghans fear is part of an increasing pattern of insurgent assaults on ethnic and religious minorities.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, US News

The Washington Post

Senate backs new commandant for Marine Corps

By voice vote this week, the Senate approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Gen.

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Washington Times

Supporters hail freedom for Sudanese Christian mother who refused to recant her faith

Just a day after a Capitol Hill hearing highlighting her case, a Sudanese woman flew to Italy early Thursday, escaping a possible death sentence in her native land for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christopher Smith

Fox News

EPA under fire for preemptive strike against massive Alaska gold mine

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Plagiarism scandal overshadows Sen. John Walsh's moment to shine

Sen. John Walsh, right, and son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill after a swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Biden.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Jon Tester, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US National Guard, US Military, Senator Michael Bennet

Washington Times

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala blame U.S. for border children crisis

A day before meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala blamed the wave of unaccompanied children inundating the U.S. on American foreign policy and on gridlock in Congress over immigration reform.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

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