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12 min ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

A company official says the path of saltwater that spilled from a pipeline in western North Dakota extends for nearly 2 miles and has left behind a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Inventions, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News

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Obama official says border control funds drained by flood of immigrant children

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics

Thu Jul 10, 2014


GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

Baker, who supports the state law that includes contraceptive coverage, corrected his previous comments to say it's possible given the court decision that a small segment of employers could qualify for the narrow exemption to the contraceptives mandate.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Health Insurance, Health


Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Palestinian Territories,


Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News


Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid


Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office, completing a second-term Cabinet shuffle.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, Republican

National Public Radio

Some In GOP Worried Over Fla. Governor's Missteps

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, University of Florida

WHJJ-AM Providence

Hey, Boomers - Millennials Hate Your Partisan Crap

Millennials are far less partisan than older voters, and their concerns are not being given a voice by either party.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, John McCain


Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

Following a meeting with Perry in Dallas Wednesday, the president suggested there was little daylight between Perry's calls for additional assistance at the border and the nearly $4 billion request Obama sent to Congress this week.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, John McCain


Biden to address major liberal group, Netroots Nation

Vice President Joe Biden will speak next week at Netroots Nation -- a major gathering of progressive and Democratic bloggers and activists looking to "strategize for upcoming political battles in 2014 and 2016."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

Adrian Calleja and his sister Adriana Diego, of Oxnard, stand in support of the immigrant children who are being sheltered at a naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., outside the base Tursday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Port Hueneme, CA, Ventura County, CA, US News, US Politics, Rick Perry, US Governors


Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high

"Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Marijuana, Immigration Reform, US Governors, John Hickenlooper


Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Law, Employment / Labor Law

WAPT-TV Jackson

Pentagon considers ISIS drone strike

The Pentagon is considering under what circumstances it will recommend President Barack Obama authorize the use of a missile-equipped drone to kill the leader of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, CNN has learned.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Iraq, World News


Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

On Tuesday, 100 religious leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and interfaith organizations signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to not include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals.


Related Topix: US Politics, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Post and Courier

Senate OKs San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as housing secretary

The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who's considered a vice presidential contender in 2016.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


U.S. President Barack Obama calls Israel revenge killings - dangerous moment'

In the wake of yet another round of escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis, U.S. President Barack Obama has taken the unusual step of publishing an article in the influential Israeli newspaper Haaretz urging both parties to exercise restraint and to reopen peace talks.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, US News

The Republic

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

After the most polarizing campaigning in Indonesia's history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change after years of corruption and poverty.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US Politics, US News