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Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer. (...)
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Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. (...)
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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:31am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally. (...)
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Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia. (...)
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GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. (...)
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Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes. (...)
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Senate heads toward vote on border bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite bickering between Democrats and Republicans over which party is to blame for Congress's failure to act. (...)
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US bars some Venezuela officials from US travel

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:33am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced new travel restrictions against Venezuelan officials believed to have committed human rights abuses during a spring crackdown on anti-government protests. (...)
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US bars some Venezuela officials from US travel

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing political instability, the State Department is imposing new restrictions on travel to the United States by Venezuelan government officials believed to be involved in human rights abuses. (...)
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GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law. (...)
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