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Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push

In this Monday, June 2, 2014 photo, demonstrators wave a pro-independence "estelada" flag during a protest calling for the independence and the implementation of the republic in Catalonia after the announcement of the abdication of Spain's King Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain.


Related Topix: Europe, Spain, United Kingdom, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014


USIS under fire

The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is under fire over a new administrative support contract with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded earlier this month worth nearly $200 million.


Related Topix: US News, Elijah Cummings, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican

Washington Times

Newly confirmed VA chief greeted with lawsuit over military sex assault treatment

As if rebuilding a scandal-plagued department weren't enough, former Fortune 500 executive and newly-confirmed Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will have another issue on his plate: a lawsuit on the VA's treatment of military sexual assault victims.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

The Washington Post

Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, US Navy, US News


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Bill Flores, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Tom Cole


With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz

The Washington Post

Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

Mon Jul 28, 2014

CBS News

Analysis of Obama's phone calls reflect escalating world crises

US President Barack Obama speaks on the phone during a conference call hosted by public health groups on June 2, 2014 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.


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

The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Joe Manchin Sued by Brother Over Loan

The West Virginia Democrat was sued earlier this month in Marion County Circuit Court in West Virginia by one of his brothers for allegedly failing to repay $1.7 million loaned several decades ago to keep a family business out of bankruptcy.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Fairmont, WV

USA Today

McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll

McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll Check out this story on Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Louisville, KY, Fancy Farm, KY, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

3Indian American woman mistaken at hearing as a foreigner had been a staffer on same committee

Adding a layer of irony to last week's embarrassing performance - you know, when a U.S. congressman mistook a non-white U.S. official for a foreigner - the Indian American woman witness once was a staffer on the same committee.


Related Topix: Indian-American, Asian-American, US News

USA Today

Democrat's campaign memos unveil strategy, problems

Campaign memos detailing strategy for Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, including areas of "vulnerability" in the Democrat's record and background, were published Monday by National Review .


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Charitable Organizations, Points of Light Foundation

The Washington Post

Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House Monday for their contributions to arts and humanities.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

USA Today

Democrats find living on minimum wage is tough

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland ran out of money and walked instead of taking taxis.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland, US Governors, Representative Mark Takano

USA Today

Senator: Carry-on rule for musical instruments is needed

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems Senator: Carry-on rule for musical instruments is needed PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Providence, RI, Deer Tick, Weather

The Washington Post

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, US News, Barack Obama


Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, World News, India,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

New York Daily News

VA deal near

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller has reached a deal with his Senate counterpart, Bernie Sanders .


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Medicine, Nursing

The Washington Post

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, US News, US Supreme Court, Representative Thomas Massie, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

U.S.: Images show Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine

The Obama administration on Sunday released overhead surveillance images it said were evidence that Russia has fired artillery rounds from its side of the border against Ukrainian military units.


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