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  1. Netanyahu Recieves High Praise From Congress During Speech On Iran's Nuclear ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Switched

    After a controversial lead-up to his appearance, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received quite the warm response during his address to Congress on Tuesday about the risks of Iran's nuclear program. Netanyahu began his speech by lauding Obama and the U.S. government for standing by Israel -- praise that caused the room to erupt with applause.

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  2. New Mexico Students Walk Out Over New Tests Contested In USRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Switched

    Dolores Ramos, 16, right, joins dozens of Highland High School students in Albuquerque, N.M., as students staged a walkout Monday March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized test they say isn't an accurate measurement of their education. Students frustrated over the new exam walked out of schools across the state Monday in protest as the new exam was being given.

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  3. John Boehner Downplays GOP Divisions In DHS FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Switched

    House Speaker John Boehner sought to downplay divisions among his caucus after the House nearly shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the last minute on Friday. "We do have some members who disagree from time to time over the tactics we decide to employ," he said.

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  4. Obama, Netanyahu On Collision Course 6 Years In The MakingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Switched

    For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise remain stalwart allies, to one of its toughest tests.

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  5. Obama Signs Bill To Fund DHS Through Next FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Switched

    President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink. Typically, when Obama signs important legislation, he issues a statement addressing its significance.

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  6. So That Happened: Elizabeth Warren Secretly Met People All Over WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Switched

    So, that happened. This week, the fight over President Barack Obama's immigration policy returns to the halls of Congress, with opponents of the president's executive actions threatening to cease funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

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  7. Harry Reid Hires Longtime Labor Ally As Economic StafferRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Switched

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has hired Ellen Doneski, a longtime aide to former Sen. Jay Rockefeller who is highly regarded by the American labor movement. Doneski will be the top tax policy expert on Reid's staff and will be involved in most economic issues, a Reid aide said.

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  8. When Life Gives You Snow, Have A Massive Snowball FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Switched

    That's what hundreds of snow-loving Washington D.C. residents found out during a massive battle near Dupont Circle Tuesday morning. Much of the nation's capitol was closed for the day after being hit with the first major snowfall of the season .

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  9. Homeless, And In Love: Meet One Of New York City's Couples Who Live On The StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | Switched

    Meet Takira and Will, a homeless New York City couple who spend their nights on the streets of Manhattan's Bowery neighborhood. The two were recently profiled in Good Magazine, along with several other homeless couples, for a Valentine's-themed feature called "Love on the Streets."

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  10. Paul Ryan Is 'Not Even Thinking About' Running For Vice President Again In 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Switched

    Rep. Paul Ryan said Friday that he is "not even thinking about" running for vice president again in 2016. Asked whether he would consider another bid if the GOP presidential nominee courted him for the role, Ryan answered, "That doesn't happen twice.

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  11. We Wanted To Know What Makes Harry Reid Tick. So We Boozed Up His Former AidesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | Switched

    Harry Reid's career is at a crossroads. His eight years as Senate majority leader came to a dramatic end this year, following a 2014 midterm cycle waged, in part, over his management of the chamber.

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  12. Net Neutrality Opponents Go To WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Switched

    With two weeks to go until the Federal Communications Commission votes on the future of the Internet, net neutrality opponents are ramping up their fight against FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's open Internet proposal. On Capitol Hill, Republicans have launched probes into the rulemaking process, drumming up support for legislation they plan to push after the vote.

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  13. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Recovering After 2nd SurgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Switched

    Sen. Harry Reid is recovering at his Washington residence after surgery Wednesday to restore vision in his wounded right eye. It was Reid's second surgery since breaking bones in his face and hurting his eye in a violent exercise accident at his home in Nevada on New Year's Day.

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  14. VA Secretary Asks Iraq War Veteran: 'What Have You Done?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Switched

    Robert 'Bob' McDonald, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., testifies during a nomination hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. McDonald said he'd use the skills he developed during three decades in the private sector to overhaul the troubled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  15. Opinions On Netanyahu's Speech Split Along Party LinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Switched

    FILE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks with congressional leadership on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON Americans think that it was a breach of protocol for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, but they still want members of Congress to attend his speech, a HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

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  16. Obama Sends Congress Draft War AuthorizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Switched

    Obama's request came in the form of a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force. It's a retroactive request: Congress is receiving the document six months after the U.S. began bombing the Islamic State group, also called ISIS.

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  17. Netanyahu Speech Critics In Congress Say They're Gaining SteamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Switched

    A congressman urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to delay his speech to Congress next month said more than 20 of his colleagues now back his effort. Rep. Keith Ellison told the Huffington Post on Tuesday that he was buoyed the growing number of signatories on his letter to House Speaker John Boehner , urging that Netanyahu's appearance be postponed until after the U.S. finishes diplomatic negotiations with Iran, as well as announcements from some senior Democrats that they would skip the Netanyahu speech.

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  18. Harry Reid To Have More Eye SurgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Switched

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will undergo eye surgery on Wednesday, his second since he was injured while exercising in early January. "This is a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision in his right eye," Reid's spokesperson Kristen Orthman said Monday.

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  19. Anti-Defamation League Urges Benjamin Netanyahu To Cancel Congress SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | Switched

    Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, listens to a speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he awarded her the Joseph Prize for Human Rights during a ceremony at the Chancellery on March 19, 2014 in Berlin. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress on March 3, but there's a growing chorus of voices calling on him to cancel the appearance.

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  20. So That Happened: Did Obama Forget That The GOP Runs Congress?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Switched

    US President Barack Obama waves after speaking during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, February 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB So, that happened: This week, the early stages of the 2016 presidential election collided headlong with the phenomenon of vaccine denialism, with two candidates ending up in intensive care for foot-in-mouth disease.

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