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Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed. (...)
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Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans moved toward a vote Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the border, after GOP leaders agreed to conservative demands for a separate vote aimed at blocking President Barack Obama from expanding deportation relief to millions. (...)
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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill. (...)
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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill. (...)
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Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans moved toward a vote Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the border, after GOP leaders agreed to conservative demands for a separate vote aimed at blocking President Barack Obama from expanding deportation relief to millions. (...)
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Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of emaciated corpses, slashed necks and ripped-open foreheads are on display at a remarkable hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. (...)
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CIA director apologizes to senators over CIA searches of Senate computers; launches inquiry

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA director apologizes to senators over CIA searches of Senate computers; launches inquiry. (...)
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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill. (...)
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Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support. (...)
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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill. (...)
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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border. (...)
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What's in bill to overhaul VA

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected Thursday. (...)
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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. (...)
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Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel. (...)
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House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. (...)
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