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1 hr ago | WERC-AM Birmingham

Paul Ryan's Plan: Rebooting Compassionate Conservatism

After traveling around the country for the last year to better understand what works to combat poverty, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan now has a 'discussion draft' with the key ideas he thinks can help the poorest Americans get ahead, and where the federal government has a role.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Paul Ryan

5 hrs ago | Detroit News

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

In this May 22, 2014, photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Oak Brook, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Villa Park, IL, Family, Kids

9 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Things to know about Russia and sanctions

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it -- especially Europe? In solemn procession, wooden caskets carrying the remains of those killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine -- the majority of the dead were Dutch citizens -- have been arriving in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Netherlands,

The Las Vegas Sun

U.S. senator accused of plagiarism in thesis

Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana Government, Montana, United States Army War College, Steve Bullock, US Governors

News Observer

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Life, Self Defense, North Carolina, US Supreme Court

KTEN-TV Denison

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on... Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Ohio State University, Prison, US Supreme Court

News Observer

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

In a testy exchange, Sen. Bob Menendez lashed out at senior State Department and Defense Department officials testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he chairs.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Bob Menendez

WHAS11

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

President Barack Obama is congratulating Indonesia's presidential election victor Joko Widodo , even as the losing candidate rejected the result.

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Sunherald.com

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that the hot windy weather known as "red flag" days have not lined up with the lighting strikes that start most fires, particularly in drought-parched California.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, California, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

U.S. ends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Travel

The Times of Israel

FAA cancels ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

A departure flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Breckenridge American

This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Los Angeles, CA, US Politics, Barack Obama, Kerry Washington

Bellingham Herald

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state's ban no longer be enforced.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Yahoo!

Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison

Tri-cityherald.com

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accidents, US Coast Guard, US Military

The Modesto Bee

Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border

In a letter to the president Wednesday, Boehner writes that it is hard to see how Congress can make progress without strong White House support for such reforms.

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KEX-AM Portland

'Clinton Inc.' Author Dishes on Monica Lew...

Hillary Clinton is scooping up millions in speaking fees while positioning herself for a White House run.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Barbara Walters, Bill Clinton, History in the News

KFYR-AM Bismarck

The 9/11 Commission Is Back With a New Warning for America

The co-authors of the bestselling 9/11 Commission report are once again sounding the alarm about the nation's readiness, warning of 'counter terrorism fatigue and a waning sense of urgency' in combating a growing terrorist threat.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, George Bush

KSWO

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn... Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle ... (more)

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