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2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. (...)
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Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. (...)
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Senate confirms Obama pick for UN aviation job

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to serve as U.S. representative to the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization, which has sent a team to help investigate the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. (...)
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CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30, a new study released Monday says. (...)
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CBO: $25M of border request to be spent in 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional analysis says just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the Southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30. (...)
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