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Well drilling boom in the West

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:12pm

Erected on the edge of hundreds of acres of crops in Kern County, Calif., crews are currently working around the clock on a massive well. At first glance, you may think they’re drilling for oil. But this project is digging for something of a different value.

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Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:42pm

The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library.

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Military's tobacco discount: Up in smoke

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:26pm

The familiar image of a battle-hardened member of the military smoking a cigarette may become a little less common.

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Virginia GOP candidate rails against ‘inflated’ streetcar campaign

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:06pm

A GOP General Assembly candidate in Democrat-heavy Arlington County is challenging a controversial streetcar project, even as Gov. Terry McAuliffe tries to sweeten the deal with $65 million in new state funding.

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New EPA regulations on coal-fired power plants could cost Mississippi billions

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:59am

The cost for Mississippi to meet proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations governing carbon dioxide emissions from coal power plants could run into the billions.

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Report: Attacks by terror group Boko Haram increasing, 2,053 killed this year

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:51am

A new report detailing the extent to which the radical Islamist group Boko Haram is using brutality and murder to spread terror among Nigerian villages reveals that 2,053 people have been been killed in 95 attacks in the first half of 2014.

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Senate panel doubles money for Israel's Iron Dome

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:44am

Congress is showing tangible support for longtime ally Israel as Gaza militants fire rockets, backing a measure that would double the amount of money for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.

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MoveOn.org doubles Vermont’s anti-GMO legal defense fund

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:14am

A legal defense fund created to defend Vermont’s anti-GMO labeling law got a boost this week after liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org made a massive deposit, more than doubling the fund’s account balance.

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Dems veer into danger zone with abortion bill

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:16am

Effort to roll back restrictions and drive a wedge between female voters and the GOP puts Dems at high risk

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House GOP campaign arm raises $9.6 million in June

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:03am

Donors last month gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority, according to a summary the campaign arm released Tuesday.

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Yellen says economy still needs Fed support

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:34am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.

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Federal Reserve's Yellen giving Congress good news

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:34am

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely press her to provide more information on just how the central bank intends to react to the good news.

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Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:16am

President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline.

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Military gives new F-35 fighter jet limited OK to fly

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:40am

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week.

 

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Divided they stand? Billionaire in push to carve up California into six states

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:31am

A billionaire tech investor says he has enough backing to put a plan to split California into six states on the ballot.

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Are media downplaying ObamaCare progress — or is the GOP just giving up on the issue?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:00am

Some of the law’s proponents are declaring victory—and the criticism has quieted down. 

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California regulators weigh proposal to fine water wasters up to $500 per day

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:02am

In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses.

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Pentagon signs deal to sell $11B worth of arms to Qatar

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:00am

The Pentagon is making an $11 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense weapons to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar.

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VA is making disability payment errors in rush to cut backlog, watchdog says

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:00am

The VA has set a goal to process all claims within 125 days at 98 percent accuracy in 2015, but so far has fallen far short.

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House to consider $10.8B highway funding bill

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:00am

With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing.

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