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U.S. to Speed Up Migrant Deportations

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:43
Responding to a surge of illegal migration from Central America, the White House said it would work to process and deport people more quickly, particularly adults traveling with children.
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GOP Factions Do Battle in Mississippi

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:02
As Mississippi's Senate Republican runoff heads to the wire, the tea-party challenger is campaigning more energetically, but the national party establishment has rallied behind Sen. Thad Cochran.
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SEC Clashes With Congress

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:01
The SEC filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce subpoenas the agency issued to Congress in a possible insider-trading case.
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Secret U.S. Plan to Aid Iraq Fizzled Amid Distrust

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:33
Obama's secret plan to aid Iraqi troops in their fight against Sunni extremists involved sharing intelligence on the militants' encampments, but the administration devoted only a handful of U.S. specialists to the task.
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The War That Made Our World

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 12:43
World War I began 100 years ago this month, and in many ways, writes historian Margaret MacMillan, it remains the defining conflict of the modern era.
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Christie Trips Test Politics of a 2016 Bid

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 00:04
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the next few months is to interact with several influential conservative audiences whose support could prove critical to his ambitions for a potential 2016 bid for the presidency.
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Drop in Short Sales Trims House Inventory

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:43
Short sales of underwater homes have fallen sharply amid the expiration of a key tax break, a situation that could slow the housing recovery and further limits an already thin supply of houses for sale.
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U.S., EU Agree Russia Must Ease Ukraine Crisis

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:06
U.S. and European leaders spoke Friday and agreed that Russia must take significant steps to ease tensions in Ukraine or face new costs, the White House said.
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Student Debt Hampers Home Buyers

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 20:58
Homeownership among Americans younger than 35 fell to a record low this year, just as indebtedness among college grads notched a new high, stirring debate about whether the two are related.
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Republicans Grill IRS Chief Over Lost Emails

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 20:55
Republican lawmakers sharply questioned the head of the Internal Revenue Service over the loss of email records related to the agency's treatment of politically active conservative groups.
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National Parks Move to Ban Drones

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 18:32
The National Park Service ordered a ban on drones in the 401 national parks, the latest battleground over the proliferation of drones in U.S. skies.
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Nuclear Regulator to Leave Federal Agency

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:24
One of the five members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will leave the agency after the White House decided not to renominate him for a second term.
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Alaska Rep. Don Young Found to Have Violated House Ethics Rules

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:22
Rep. Don Young (R., Alaska) violated House rules by improperly using campaign funds to cover the cost of personal hunting trips, the House Ethics Committee said in a report.
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'Central Park Jogger's' Injuries Indicate More Than 1 Attacker

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 16:16
Two doctors who treated the "Central Park jogger" after she was beaten, raped and left for dead in 1989 say that medical evidence shows her confessed assailant might not have been her only attacker.
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HHS Forms New Positions to Oversee HealthCare.gov

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 16:13
The Department of Health and Human Services is creating two executive positions to oversee HealthCare.gov, and bringing in-house the head of the private contractor tasked with fixing the site, to try to avert problems in the law's second sign-up period.
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NHTSA Investigating Ford Explorers for Carbon Monoxide

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:23
The U.S. auto safety regulator is looking into reports of carbon monoxide exhaust in the cabin of late model Ford Explorers after a number of complaints and a lawsuit filed by a customer last week.
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U.S. Imposes Sanctions, Renews Concerns Over Russian Forces Near Ukraine

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 14:16
The U.S. imposed sanctions on seven pro-Russian separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine and the breakaway Crimean region, and expressed renewed concern about Russian military support for armed groups inside Ukraine.
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Obama Sends Military Advisers to Iraq

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:49
President Obama ordered up to 300 members of U.S. special-operations forces to Iraq, while ruling out immediate airstrikes against Sunni extremists.
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Michigan Governor Signs Detroit Aid

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:33
The governor of Michigan signed a collection of bills to provide about $200 million in state aid to Detroit as part of a deal to preserve the city's art collection and make up some of the shortfall in the public pension systems.
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Lobbyists Play Down Ties Amid Probe

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:04
A shift by a political-intelligence player shows how the industry is going through a wrenching transformation in the face of heightened legal and regulatory scrutiny.
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