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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

8 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
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Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

8 hours 10 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers. (...)
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Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

8 hours 14 min ago
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration. (...)
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Obama supports Hawaii's governor in radio ad

8 hours 32 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is launching a radio ad featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-election. (...)
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US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

8 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine is part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

8 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
Categories: Politics

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

8 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving a solution a remote possibility with Congress' annual August recess looming. (...)
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Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

8 hours 55 min ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state. (...)
Categories: Politics

Montana senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

8 hours 56 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. (...)
Categories: Politics

Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

9 hours 2 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

9 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation

9 hours 30 min ago
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — With Congress struggling against time to address key legislation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday portrayed Republicans as members of a party that "has no agenda other than making government not work." He said that view breeds public cynicism that helps the GOP by dissuading the public to vote. (...)
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Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

9 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare condition. (...)
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Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

9 hours 58 min ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state. (...)
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Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

9 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels. (...)
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Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

10 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats are insisting that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (huh-MAHS') militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels. (...)
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Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

10 hours 18 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections. (...)
Categories: Politics

Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border

10 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America. (...)
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Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

10 hours 42 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections. (...)
Categories: Politics

In talk to NAACP, Biden blasts voting restrictions

10 hours 56 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says it's time the public turns against a raft of new laws that restrict the ability to vote. (...)
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