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US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:51am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:45am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:41am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:23am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:19am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:10am
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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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:02am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:00am
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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Montana senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:59am
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. (...)
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Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:53am
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. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:48am
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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Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:25am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:07am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:57am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:57am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:37am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:37am
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. (...)
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Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:15am
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:13am
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. (...)
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