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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border — even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers. (...)
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Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants on Thursday, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. (...)
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Congress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases. (...)
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Senate approves Obama plan to train Syrian rebels

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature. (...)
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Senate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign. (...)
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Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:29am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the name of the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate be removed from the ballot, and the state's top elections official says Democrats must name a new candidate, adding more uncertainty to a race that could affect Republican hopes to win a Senate majority. (...)
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Senate blocks effort to stop Obama on immigration

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to prevent President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration. (...)
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Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:03am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts from the ballot, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, in a unanimous ruling that could influence the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. (...)
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Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president. (...)
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Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:40am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate. (...)
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Kansas Supreme Court orders state to remove Democrat's name from ballot in Senate race

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Supreme Court orders state to remove Democrat's name from ballot in Senate race. (...)
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Deliberations begin in Rowland's conspiracy trial

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:10am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to hide work on two political campaigns as business deals. (...)
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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border — even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers. (...)
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Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul. (...)
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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. (...)
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US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:26am
PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. (...)
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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border, although it does boost spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers. (...)
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Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East. (...)
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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. (...)
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Deliberations begin in Rowland's conspiracy trial

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:41am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Deliberations have begun in the federal political corruption trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland. (...)
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