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Forty illegal immigrants returned to Honduras amid massive influx

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:28pm

Some 40 illegal immigrants, including both adults and children, were returned to Honduras from a U.S. detention facility in New Mexico on Monday, Homeland Security officials confirmed to FoxNews.com.

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In intra-party rivalry, Perry-Paul feud attracts partisans

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:16pm

As literary feuds go, the pair of dueling op-eds by Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was certainly no match for the epic spats of bygone decades – think Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald, Vidal vs. Buckley, Updike/Irving/Mailer vs. Wolfe – but in political terms, the Austin-Lexington set-to is already attracting partisans from diverse elements of the Republican Party.

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Is California Latino Legislative Caucus breaking the law by denying GOP lawmaker membership?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:12pm

When Republican Rocky Chávez was first elected to the California Assembly and took office in December 2012, he said that he inquired about joining the California Latino Legislative Caucus, a congressional group comprised of Democrats.

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Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:55pm

History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator.

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Iowa Senate candidate Braley threatened lawsuit over chicken in his yard

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:30pm

The fight started this spring after one of Braley's neighbor’s chickens appeared on his vacation property in Holiday Lake, Iowa

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Feds: Company owned by Browns owner and Tenn. Gov. brother to pay $92M fine

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:03pm

A truck-stop company owned by Tennessee GOP Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts, federal prosecutors said Monday.

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Ex-state official, convicted felon Ravenel presents signatures to run for SC Senate

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:47pm

Ravenel said he gave 17,000 signatures when he arrived Monday at the state Election Commission in Columbia. 

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US companies look overseas for tax relief

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:22pm

A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually cost the federal government billions of dollars in revenue.

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Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:53pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors seized a live shipment of 67 giant African snails at Los Angeles International Airport this month.

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Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:47pm

Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who've been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Leaked data shows 10-fold increase in Obama's asylum approvals

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:50pm
Better than 84 percent of those seeking it successfully filed claims in 2013
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Ex-Taliban prisoner Bergdahl to return to Army life, before report on his disappearance

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:18am

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has returned to military duty, six weeks after his release as a Taliban prisoner, the Army announced Monday.

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Pick Six: Now a major television event!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:02am

Your picks in the race to control the Senate and some 2016 contenders put West Virginia in the spotlight.

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Gary Johnson: ‘Abolish the IRS’

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:29am

For 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the ongoing controversy at the Internal Revenue Service is further proof the agency should be eliminated.

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Iran nuclear talks: Diplomats search for breakthrough amid Middle East crises

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:48am

The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle East and beyond that have Washington and Tehran aligned in some places but often opposed.

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Obama wants to make this week all about infrastructure

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:46am
For the White House, it's infrastructure week.
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Governors wary of White House plan to place immigrant children with states

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:00am

State governors from both parties have reacted cooly to efforts by the Obama administration to gain their support for placing thousands of unaccompanied Central American children with friends or family members.

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Rob Portman flirts with 2016 run against a ‘more mainstream’ Hillary

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:00am

Rob Portman says maybe, just maybe, he’ll run for president.

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Military assessment says Iraqi units infiltrated by ISIS, Iran-backed militiamen, report claims

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:27am

A Pentagon assessment of Iraq's security forces has concluded that approximately half of the units are capable of being advised by American commandos, and many units have been infiltrated by either Sunni insurgent informants or Shiite militia members backed by Iran, according to a published report.

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Citigroup pays $7B to resolve government probe; DOJ hints more banks could be investigated

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:48am

U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West said Monday that more American banks could be taken to task for their handling of mortgage-backed securities in the “very near future.”

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