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House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 10 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. (...)
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Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 10 hours 53 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — 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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House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. (...)
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House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 11 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. (...)
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APNewsbreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 11 hours 13 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. (...)
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Obama says new US and European sanctions will make Russia's weak economy even weaker

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says new US and European sanctions will make Russia's weak economy even weaker . (...)
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Obama: US imposing sanctions on energy, finance and arms sectors of Russia with 'bigger bite'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: US imposing sanctions on energy, finance and arms sectors of Russia with 'bigger bite' (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 11 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to add $10.8 billion to the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds to prevent them from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill next year. The Senate is scheduled to vote on competing legislation Tuesday evening but may end up endorsing the House bill. (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to add $10.8 billion to the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds to prevent them from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill next year. The Senate is scheduled to vote on competing legislation Tuesday evening but may end up endorsing the House bill. (...)
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Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. (...)
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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 11 hours 38 min ago
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races. (...)
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Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say. (...)
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Bill to sanction Venezuela takes step forward

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that seeks to punish Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses has surmounted another hurdle in the Senate. (...)
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Bill to sanction Venezuela takes step forward

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 12 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that seeks to punish Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses has surmounted another hurdle in the Senate. (...)
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Body of child stowaway found in US cargo plane

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. (...)
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Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 12 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation — billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections. (...)
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Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation — billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections. (...)
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Obama expected to announce US sanctions on Russia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia Tuesday. (...)
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Body of child stowaway found in US cargo plane

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 12 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany. (...)
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