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Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States....
07/31/2014 09:11:46pm
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Congress sends VA overhaul to White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs....
07/31/2014 08:52:33pm
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Congress votes final passage on highway bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections....
07/31/2014 09:30:55pm
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CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers....
07/31/2014 07:40:49pm
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Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day - in fact, for more than a week - and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive....
07/31/2014 09:01:24pm
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Senate kills spending bill for border crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote....
07/31/2014 07:49:19pm
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Immigration issue produces congressional disarray
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink....
07/31/2014 08:10:33pm
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Report: CIA officers read Senate emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report....
07/31/2014 04:30:44pm
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Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says....
07/31/2014 06:21:45pm
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Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" travel too fast or too slow for safety?...
07/31/2014 05:55:18pm
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