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59 min ago | Northern Michigan News

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

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

3 hrs ago | 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, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Max Baucus, Prison

4 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform

6 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, John Lewis

8 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

Representatives from veterans groups and organizations for the disabled on Wednesday joined Dole and Republican Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk along with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin at a Capitol Hill news conference.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Business News

12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

US women business owners face gender gap

Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate

12 hrs ago | EDGE

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate

16 hrs ago | WHAS11

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Dollar General, Retail, Harry Reid

KRNV-TV Reno

Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Udall

Washington Times

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Twitter, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, John Dingell

NewsOK.com

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.

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Related Topix: Princeton, WV, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey

WHAS11

Agency: No plans to use Fort Knox as shelter

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Knox, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative John Yarmuth, US House of Representatives

Cybercast News Service

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Harry Reid

The Wichita Eagle

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

This June 25, 2014, file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Family, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

Cybercast News Service

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

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.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, African-American

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Obama back to California for Democratic campaigns

The president is scheduled to fly Tuesday into San Francisco, where he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are slated to attend a Bay Area fundraiser Wednesday at the home of real estate developer and major Democratic donor George Marcus.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos Hills, CA

Centre Daily Times

Senate panel: Banks helped hedge funds skirt taxes

The probe by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will be the subject of a daylong hearing on Tuesday and also spells more trouble for the embattled Internal Revenue Service.

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Related Topix: Tax, Banking, Financial Services, Deutsche Bank AG, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Carl Levin, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

KMIZ

47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet

After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

Army Times

100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, US Governors

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