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Central American leaders seek solution in US

11 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. (...)
Categories: Politics

Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

11 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. (...)
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Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

11 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces. (...)
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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

12 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. (...)
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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

13 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. (...)
Categories: Politics

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

13 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Paul Ryan is out with a new plan to merge anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he says would give more flexibility to distribute federal help for the poor. (...)
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Democrats stand by senator amid plagiarism claim

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:18pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:30pm
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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:15pm
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 any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:54pm
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

GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in. (...)
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Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises. (...)
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Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:13pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder. (...)
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Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:48pm
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

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:07pm
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. (...)
Categories: Politics

GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:51am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used unattributed work of scholars in his master's thesis. (...)
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Montana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesis

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:48am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesis. (...)
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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:33am
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 any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. (...)
Categories: Politics

Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:27am
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. (...)
Categories: Politics