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Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence....
07/22/2014 09:18:15am
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2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S....
07/22/2014 03:44:46am
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GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee
ATLANTA (AP) -- After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber....
07/22/2014 04:49:43am
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Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics....
07/22/2014 08:06:17am
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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access....
07/21/2014 09:01:50pm
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Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc....
07/22/2014 09:20:56am
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VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job....
07/22/2014 02:39:43am
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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre....
07/21/2014 05:17:35pm
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Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats....
07/22/2014 02:38:19am
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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train....
07/22/2014 06:01:44am
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