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Yesterday | Gazette.net

Cuba: U.S. not forthright on Gross

Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said last week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Potomac resident Alan Gross' intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, American University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Cornyn seeks to ease backlog of untested rape kit exams

Sen. John Cornyn on Tuesday embraced rape survivor Lavinia Masters, who discussed the attack she suffered at her West Dallas home at age 13. Sen. John Cornyn called Tuesday for Congress to renew a federal program that gives grant money to local law enforcement agencies to help battle a backlog of untested rape kit examinations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Dallas, TX, Democrat

Switched

State Department: Egypt Is Cleared For U.S. Military Aid

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

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Related Topix: Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, US Senate, Democrat

The Huffington Post

From the Bay of Pigs to the 'Bay of Tweets'

Last week, the John F. Kennedy Library marked the 53rd anniversary of what it called "a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba."

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Related Topix: Twitter, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Hill

Be careful tinkering with patent law

When the Senate returns from its current recess the Judiciary Committee is expected to take up a bill by Chairman Patrick Leahy to deter plaintiffs from using patents for the primary purpose of bullying defendants into paying them off to go away.

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Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Apr 20, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is Long

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government

Patch.com

Cuban Reps Want Answers About Maryland's Alan Gross

By ILANA SHULEVITZ Capital News Service Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said last week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Maryland resident Alan Gross' intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen, Democrat, Maryland, Prison, American University, US Senate

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam seeks legislative exchange with US

During US Senator Patrick Leahy's visit to Hanoi on Thursday, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung suggested both legislative bodies enhance their cooperation to promote a swift recognition of Vietnam as a market economy.

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Related Topix: Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, World News, Vietnam, Vietnam Travel, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hanoi, Vietnam Travel, Nguyen Sinh Hung

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Miami Herald

U.S. has a history of encouraging free expression

West Palm Beach resident Kacie Herrick, 29, finished last year's Boston Marathon about 40 minutes before the first bomb went off.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

JD Supra

Patent Troll Legislation Stuck in Fee-Shifting Debate

Patent reform legislation has garnered much national attention over the past year, as Congress has introduced numerous proposals to curb perceived litigation abuse by patent trolls.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The George Towner

Get Ready for Easter Celebrations

A time of year in Washington unlike any other, Easter Sunday is upon us. With the cherry blossoms past full bloom and the sound of birds chirping, the stage is set.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Joe Biden

The Bennington Banner

SVC announces honorary degree recipients

Southern Vermont College has announced that it will be awarding two Honorary Degrees of Humane Letters at its commencement ceremony on May 10. The first will go to Dr. Jane Altes, former SVC vice president for academic affairs and interim president of Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The second will go to Daniel B. Ginsberg, former ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Southern Vermont College, Vermont, University of Miami, University of Chicago, Saint Louis University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is Long

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government

The Miami Herald

U.S. housing effort in Haiti criticized - again

Hillary Clinton, then U.S. Secretary of State, tours the construction site of a housing development near the Caracol Industrial Park with Senator Patrick Leahy and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in October 2012.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Nation

Is This the Moment to Normalize US Relations With Cuba?

Until last week, New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was relatively untouchable among Democrats, while holding virtual veto power over US Cuba policy and being a military hawk on US policies towards Syria, Iran and Venezuela.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Caller

Tax Day: Is your information safe from the IRS?

Today millions of Americans will file their taxes with the federal government. But can the IRS be trusted with your personal information? The answer may surprise you.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Yoder

Truthdig

What the Proposed NSA Reforms Wouldn't Do

All the plans purport to end the bulk phone records collection program, but there are big differences - and a lot they don't do.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Dutch Ruppersberger, Liberal Political News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Patent trolls can be bad for business

They're not hiding under bridges like the trolls in children's fairy tales, but patent trolls can be a very real problem for fledgling businesses, especially for those in the tech sector.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Shumlin: Vermont's permitting process 'easy'

A new slaughterhouse that is set to open in North Springfield is already talking about possible expansion.

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Related Topix: Springfield, VT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Vermont, North Springfield, VT, White River Junction, VT

WCAX-TV Burlington

Beansie's celebrates 70 years

It's become a staple in the community as a well known spot to get a quick bite to eat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Springfield, VT, Burlington, VT

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