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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

NY court OKs $1.75B award in Iran terror cases

A federal appeals court says $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

7 hrs ago | USA Today

McCaskill report: Colleges fall short on combating sex assault

Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with federal laws and key policies designed to combat sexual assault, according to a new report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.


Related Topix: US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

9 hrs ago | Roll Call

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts.


Related Topix: Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Tennessee, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

13 hrs ago | CBS News

Feds made $100B in improper payments in '13: agencies

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Mica, Tax

16 hrs ago | USA Today

Patent reform fight ends in retreat - for now

WINOOSKI, Vt. - After nearly two years of effort, MyWebGrocer Chief Operating Officer Jerry Tarrant has seen his crusade to fight back against patent trolls come to nothing.


Related Topix: US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Winooski, VT, MyWebGrocer, Marketing, Inventions, Science / Technology, Harry Reid

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Child killed as fierce storms sweep Washington region

One child was killed and at least six others were injured Tuesday evening when a severe wind-and-rain storm swept across the Washington region, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Virginia, US News

West Australian

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.


Related Topix: Mark Udall, Dutch Ruppersberger, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Dianne Feinstein, Republican, Mike Rogers, Saxby Chambliss

CBS News

Afghan presidential candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare victory in the country's election, claiming massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results that put his rival in the lead.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News, Barack Obama,

The Washington Post

Sen. Menendez wants federal probe of Cuba role

Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe.


Related Topix: US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives

USA Today

Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement

The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Hamid Karzai

National Public Radio

White House Urges Calm In Afghanistan Election

The White House is urging candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election to allow the process for addressing allegations of fraud to go forward.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Cleveland's winning bid to host GOP convention highlights Portman's influence

GOP leaders' announcement Tuesday that the 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland underscored Ohio's central place in the party's national strategy and the influence of Sen. Rob Portman, who pushed for months for the lakeside city to land the coveted quadrennial gathering.


Related Topix: Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Mitt Romney, Wedding, Florida, Florida Government, Chris Christie, US Governors

USA Today

Ted Cruz: Investigate 'appalling' Miss. Senate runoff

"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," Cruz, a Tea Party favorite from Texas, said Monday on Mark Levin's radio show .


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas


Border money request won't include policy change

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Washington, DC, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

The Washington Post

French, US leaders press for Ukraine cease-fire

French President Francois Hollande and U.S. President Barack Obama are pressing for a meeting "as quickly as possible" to negotiate a bilateral cease-fire in Ukraine, Hollande's office said Monday.


Related Topix: US News

Fox News

GOP senator launches effort to sue administration over ObamaCare for congressional staffers

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Monday launched an effort to sue the Obama administration because it gave many staffers in Congress something no other American has: tax-free money to cover their costs under ObamaCare.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Cochran certified Mississippi winner

The Mississippi Republican Party said U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US News

USA Today

House Benghazi panel may cost $3 million this yearHouse Benghazi...

House Benghazi panel may cost $3 million this year Committee will have bigger budget than House Veterans' Affairs panel and other standing House committees.


Related Topix: Representative Trey Gowdy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

Roll Call

Boehner Moving Toward Late-July House Vote on Obama Lawsuit

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio is moving cautiously toward a late-July vote to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, juggling legal and political considerations as he tries to check executive power and stoke the Republican base.


Related Topix: US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law


House Republicans propose Fed reforms, set hearing

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a bill that would require the Federal Reserve to disclose more information, and set a hearing to discuss reform at the U.S. central bank.


Related Topix: US News, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Scott Garrett, Kevin Brady, Representative Bill Huizenga