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Crowded field of candidates vies for open House seat in Washington state

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:02pm

The 4th District in central Washington, which includes Yakima and the Tri-Cities, hasn't elected a Democrat since 1992. 

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Kansas Senate race headlines 4-state primary day

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:51pm

Incumbent lawmakers in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri sought to repel challenges from within their party as a busy month of primaries got underway Tuesday. Voters in Washington state, meanwhile, considered a replacement for a two-decade congressional Republican who is retiring.

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US terrorism database doubles in recent years

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:34pm

A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.

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Obama administration examining executive ways to limit tax inversions

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:31pm

President Obama has denounced so-called "tax inversions" as unpatriotic and has urged Congress to stop them.

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Jimmy Carter pushes US to recognize Hamas, slams Israel in op-ed

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:06pm

Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate "political actor" -- while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

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Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:49pm

Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships.

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US terrorism database doubles in recent years

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:22pm

A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.

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HHS grapples with massive ObamaCare backlog

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:10pm

Now that the ObamaCare exchange websites are largely up and running, federal health officials are finding themselves swamped as they fact-check a flood of paperwork from applicants seeking taxpayer subsidies.

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Diaper duty for Calif. taxpayers? Bill would create new welfare program

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:17pm

California is weighing a first-of-its-kind welfare program that would subsidize diapers for needy families, though some lawmakers say the plan's a stinker.

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Michigan begins congressional delegation shakeup

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:49am

Two Republican congressmen faced strong challenges Tuesday in Michigan's primary election while voters also chose nominees in four open seats, the biggest shake-up in the state's U.S. House delegation since 1992.

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Kansas primary guide: Is Roberts dust in the wind or will he carry on?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:18am

Second-to-last chance for conservative activists to unseat an incumbent Republican senator this cycle

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Ebola outbreak fuels concerns over health risks along US-Mexico border

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:23am

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is fueling concerns that the porous U.S.-Mexico border poses a growing health risk, with statistics showing dozens of people from the epicenter of the Ebola scare illegally entered the U.S. -- or tried to -- this year alone.

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