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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. (...)
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Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:34pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate have passed competing versions of legislation to prevent the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill. (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate have passed competing versions of legislation to prevent the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill. (...)
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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years. (...)
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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years. (...)
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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has changed the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the November election. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:51am
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 because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday. (...)
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APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:51am
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 because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday. (...)
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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. (...)
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Senate amends highway bill, delaying final action

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has amended a House-passed highway bill. The move delays until later this week final congressional action for keeping federal highway funds flowing to states through the November election. (...)
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Senate amends highway bill, delaying final action

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has amended a House-passed highway bill. The move delays until later this week final congressional action for keeping federal highway funds flowing to states through the November election. (...)
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Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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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Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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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US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals. (...)
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Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:55am
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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Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. (...)
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US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals. (...)
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Immigration overload: The debate in governor races

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:14am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country this year, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall. (...)
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Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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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