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2 hrs ago | Fox News

Norwegian citizen linked to increased airport security screening, congressional sources say

A Norwegian citizen who trained with a master bomb maker in Yemen and recently was added to the State Department's list of international terrorists has been linked to the increased security screening of flights coming to the U.S., according to congressional sources familiar with the intelligence.

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Related Topix: Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, US News, Terrorism

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

First guilty verdict in Boston bombings

A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News

7 hrs ago | Roll Call

Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Georgia, Dollar General, Retail

8 hrs ago | Reuters

Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

9 hrs ago | Reuters

Congressman raps Boeing, trade group support for Ex-Im bank

A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."

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Related Topix: Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

13 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: New Yorker

Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, US News, George Bush

17 hrs ago | Reuters

European sanctions on Russia seen limited for now, despite tough talk

For all the tough talk, Europe is not likely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, US News, Barack Obama, Netherlands,

18 hrs ago | Washington Post

Online sales tax is back - and this time, it might actually have a shot at passing

Supporters of online sales tax legislation are suddenly back in business. Still, obstacles remain in the House and Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Liberal Political News

22 hrs ago | Fox News

Weather forecast to aid fight against Washington wildfire

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

USA Today

DNC edges out RNC with $9M in June fundraising

The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday.

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Related Topix: US News, Rosa DeLauro, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

The Washington Post

Senate snarled by leadership animosity

The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives

National Public Radio

Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Obama said he supports the temporary highway bill passed by the House last week - but he doesn't like it.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Wilmington, DE, Thomas Petri, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jack Markell, US Governors

The Washington Post

US sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

In this Thursday, April 24, 2014, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Washington.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Fox News

EXCLUSIVE Sources: Border Patrol target of Rio Grande gunfire

U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, World News, Mexico, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illegal Immigration

The Washington Post

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Many warnings of a growing border crisis: A timeline of events leading up to the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the United States illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, 2012 Presidential Election, US News, University of Texas at El Paso, US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base

Washington Times

Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Iowa, Rick Perry, US Governors, Algona, IA, Terry Branstad, 2012 Presidential Election, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Fox News

US believes Russia provided separatists with missile that shot down airliner

U.S. intelligence assessments suggest that Russia provided separatists in eastern Ukraine with sophisticated antiaircraft systems in recent weeks, including the missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines plane, killing all 289 aboard, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News late Saturday.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US News, Barack Obama

Fox News

Hundreds of protests planned this weekend across US over border crisis

Hundreds of protests over the U.S. government's handling of a staggering number of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have crossed the border illegally are taking place around the country Friday and Saturday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US News, Illegal Immigration, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King

Fox News

Russia pulls welcome mat on Rep. Moran, disgraced soldier Lynndie England

Russia on Saturday barred U.S. Congressman Jim Moran and 12 others from entering the country -- the latest round of largely symbolic bans issued by both countries over the past several months.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, James Moran, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Yahoo!

Howling winds push massive Washington fire

Officials said there are no reports of injuries and only one more home was destroyed overnight by the lightning-caused wildfire.

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Related Topix: Fire, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Pateros, WA

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