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Democratic strategist erases Twitter account after remarks about McConnell's wife

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:11pm

A Democratic operative deleted her Twitter account Monday following a series of what some called racist remarks about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao.

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Alabama abortion law that restricts doctors is unconstitutional, judge rules

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06pm

A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Tea Party-backed Cochran foe challenges GOP Senate primary loss

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:53pm

The Tea Party-backed lawmaker who lost to longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary formally challenged the election results on Monday, alleging widespread problems with the vote and calling on the state Republican Party to recognize him as the winner.

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US Army Corps of Engineers agrees to monitor pollution dams send into waterways

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:20pm

The Corps announced in a settlement on Monday that it will immediately notify the conservation group that filed the lawsuit of any oil spills among its eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington.

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Administration closing shelters for illegal immigrants at military bases

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:34pm

The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.

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James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:39pm

James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was badly wounded in the assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan and later became an advocate for gun control, has died. He was 73.

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Tea Party-backed candidates look for Cantor-style upsets in Senate races this week

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:40pm

Tea Party-backed candidates this week are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the little-known economics professor who beat Eric Cantor in the GOP primary, as they target incumbent senators in Kansas and Tennessee.

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GOP rep says Pelosi ‘visibly shaken’ during dust-up on House floor, defends remarks

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:37am

A Republican congressman who was confronted on the floor Friday night by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over his immigration comments told Fox News that the former speaker was "visibly shaken" during the encounter -- but said he's "not going to put up with this."

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ISIS terrorists turn to social media crowdsourcing to target Saudi intel officials

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:31am

The ultra-violent Al Qaeda offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has targeted Saudi Arabian intelligence officers for a campaign of assassination as part of plans by the group to expand activities inside the oil-rich kingdom.

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Pressure builds on Walsh to resign over plagiarism

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:09am

Major Montana newspaper calls for embattled Senator Walsh to step down or drop out of Senate race.

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Park Service moves plan for gov’t to shoot deer at Civil War sites

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:49am

The National Park Service has tentatively approved a plan that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees.

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Congress passes visa extension for Afghan translators

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:41am

The Senate unanimously passed an extension to the U.S. visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked alongside U.S. troops on Friday, shortly after the number of available visas ran out and hours before Congress was set to leave for summer break.

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In Miami, prove voter fraud, get a $10,000 reward

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:25am

The Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association hopes a plan to offer $10,000 rewards for tips leading to voter-fraud convictions will put the kibosh on phony absentee ballot schemes that have plagued Miami-Dade’s political races for years.

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USS Cole attack suspect presses US for secret records

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:04am

A Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is pressing his demand for documents detailing his treatment while he was held for several years in secret CIA prisons.

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Africa summit begins in Washington despite Ebola fears, visitors face screening

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:40am

The White House was forging ahead Monday with a three-day Washington summit inviting delegations from nearly 50 African countries, despite growing fears about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Firm running California federal charity drive misspent millions in donations, including buying a house

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:00am
At least half of the $4 million in expenses claimed by the California arm of the federal government’s workplace charity campaign was spent on inappropriate or unknown items, according to a government watchdog report.
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Lawyer says American contractor held by Cuba bid farewell to wife, daughter

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:24am

A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter.

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US reportedly dispatched Latin Americans to foment Cuba political change

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:14am

An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail.

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US calls Israeli missile strike on UN school 'disgraceful'

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 5:24pm

The State Department said Sunday that the United States is "appalled" by the "disgraceful" Israeli missile attack on a United Nations school in Gaza that was sheltering roughly 3,000 people displaced by the recent fighting.

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Israel spied on Kerry’s calls during 2013 peace talks, magazine reports

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 4:12pm

Israel’s intelligence service intercepted Secretary of State John Kerry’s phone calls during 2013 Middle East peace negotiations, according to the German publication Spiegel.

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