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12 min ago | Fox News

Congress looks to lower price on veterans' health care reform bill

Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Law, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

3 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

White House: 2014 deficit to drop $100B

Last year's deficit was $680 billion. The latest update from the White House budget office is also $66 billion less than the administration predicted earlier this year when releasing the president's budget.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Business News

3 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.

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Related Topix: Computers, US Secret Service

7 hrs ago | Alamogordo Daily News

Meghan McCain to join 'The View?'

Meghan McCain will guest host on "The View" next week, which will likely be a test run to see if she would be good for the job full-time, someone familiar with the situation told TheWrap.

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Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

8 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Amazon to FAA: Let us fly our drones

It says its drones will "travel over 50 miles per hour, and will carry 5-pound payloads."

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration

12 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

'Road war' in Congress may be ending

Three weeks until funding starts to dry up for bridge and road projects across the United States, House and Senate committees Thursday put Congress on track toward a deal to avoid construction shutdowns and to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund operating until early next summer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Autos

13 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Auto worker union scores a win in the South

The organization said it will open a local chapter to represent workers at Volkswagen's only U.S. plant, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Vanderbilt University, Bill Haslam, US Governors

16 hrs ago | KIII

Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

14, 2012, file photo shows Libyan military guards as they check one of the U.S. .

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NewsOne

Obama Offers US Help Negotiating Israel Cease-Fire

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Barack Obama, Palestinian Territories,

NorthJersey.com

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama

National Public Radio

Some In GOP Worried Over Fla. Governor's Missteps

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, University of Florida

FOX Carolina

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident

In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the House would not convene at 10 a.m. EDT for morning business, but lawmakers were expected to convene at noon to begin legislative work.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, John Boehner

Northern Michigan News

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Prison, US Politics, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Oakdale, LA

Lexington Herald-Leader

Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

This March 18, 2013 file photo shows Gen. John Campbell speaking at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, US Politics, Representative John Campbell, Republican, US House of Representatives, Leavenworth, KS, Duncan Hunter, US Marine Corps

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Obama: Congress can act now to fix border crisis

DALLAS - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Statesboro Herald

'Scholarships for life'

NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Oakland, CA

WFAA-TV Dallas

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WTVF Nashville

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

A 10-minute climb up 264 steps to the top of the world's tallest waterslide is followed by 10 seconds of adrenaline in a raft rushing nearly straight down at up to 70 mph.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Supreme Court, Immigration Reform

Daily Chronicle

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

WASHINGTON – Obama administration officials defended their response to the immigration crisis on the Southwest border Wednesday and pledged to get control of the flood of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America.

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Related Topix: FEMA

WELI-AM Hamden

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

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