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  1. Roby letter to Ala. education policymakers puts DOE on noticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Alabama Live

    Amid concern that the U.S. Education Department won't follow language in a law by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, that prohibits the federal government from using waivers or other incentives to force states to adopt certain curricula , the congresswoman is urging Alabama committee members charged with implementing the law to notify her of "troublesome activity" by the agency. The Every Student Succeeds Act is the successor to No Child Left Behind, the federal education policy that was panned by both parties.

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  2. President Expected to Sign Gmo-Labeling BillRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | Neighbors

    Alabama's largest farm organization commends the U.S. House of Representatives on passing a bill today creating national labeling standards for foods with ingredients derived from biotechnology, or genetically modified organisms . The bill now heads to President Obama's desk, and White House officials indicate he will sign it into law.

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  3. Plans dropped to house immigrant children at AL military installationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A federal plan to house immigrant children at military installations in Alabama has been scrapped, according to two Alabama representatives. The Obama Administration initially wanted to house children at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, as well as military airfields in Baldwin County.

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  4. GOP Decision To Cut Embassy Security Worth InvestigatingRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 9 | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    The title "Committee Cites Security" references the final report from the Benghazi Select Committee investigation, citing a lack of proper security as the primary cause,leading to the terrorist attack that killed four brave Americans.

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  5. Loretta Lynch not charging Hillary Clinton in email scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Alabama Live

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined Wednesday to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over mishandling classified information in connection with her private email server and account. The move not to press charges came a day after FBI Director James Comey recommended that Lynch, who has oversight over the bureau, not file charges against Clinton stemming from her time as secretary of state.

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  6. Alabama federal elected officials react to FBI recommendation in Hillary email scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2014 | Alabama Live

    U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., urged U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday to come to her own conclusions about whether to indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling confidential information in connection with her private email server, claiming that taking the FBI's recommendation not to bring charges "could set a dangerous precedent for not holding a public official accountable for reckless actions."

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  7. Indifference, mistakes plagued Alabama veteran's VA careRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Stars and Stripes

    In an exam room at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Systems hospital in late May, Willie McCall, a decorated Army veteran who served in the Korean War, was dying. His blood pressure had dropped to a dangerous low and his Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease had left McCall, who was unconscious, gasping for air.

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  8. Dangerous, deadly drug causing deaths at rapid rate in Elmore Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Two cases within a week involving a heroin by-product are rocking Elmore county. The dangerous and deadly common denominator in Elmore County is back on the scene and causing deaths at a rapid rate .

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  9. Roby gathers VA, healthcare leaders to improve service for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The Central Alabama VA is taking steps toward better serving veterans. Thursday, Rep. Martha Roby held a meeting with leaders from the VA and the local healthcare community.

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  10. Federal officials issue warning to Honda owners after deadly malfunctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Federal safety officials are issuing an urgent new warning after tests found some Takata air bags are even more prone to deadly malfunctions than previously known. If you drive an older model Honda, you're being urged to call your local dealer and take it in.

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  11. Martha Roby tours Troy for Troops; talks Trump, VA scandalRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A special tool devoted to veterans and active duty military personnel, and their families, has caught Congresswoman Martha Roby's attention; she visited the center for the first time Wednesday. "Mainly what we try and do is plug the military student into the university setting," said Cliff Lusk with Troy University.

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  12. Republicans, Democrats accuse each other of politicizing Benghazi deaths in wake of reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Cleveland.com

    After spending two years and $7 million probing a 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Libya, a Republican-led special committee ended its probe on Tuesday by releasing a lengthy report it said would shed new light on the Benghazi assault and recommend ways to avoid future incidents. The committee cited dozens of tidbits, such as intelligence failures, that it said weren't uncovered during past investigations.

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  13. Americans at Benghazi post were rescued by Qaddafi officer militia, report revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Fox News

    The long-awaited House committee report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks revealed a striking irony: In the end, the forces that came to evacuate State Department and CIA officers that night were not fellow Americans, but a secret unit of former military officers from the Qaddafi regime that Washington - and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - had helped overthrow. "In other words, some of the very individuals the United States had helped remove from power during the Libyan revolution were the only Libyans that came to the assistance of the United States on the night of the Benghazi attacks," the report said.

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  14. Alabama Republicans laud Supreme Court decision blocking Obama immigration agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Alabama Live

    Republican members of Alabama's congressional delegation applauded the Supreme Court's 4-4 decision Thursday that blocked President Barack Obama's plan to defer deportation of illegal immigrant parents of children legally in the country. The 4-4 decision in U.S. v.

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  15. Injured Veterans and Their Families Advocate for HopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Freshnews

    ... bill is available all through your military career, but when you need it most, it is gone," U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R - District 2, Alabama) said during a meeting with the families. "It shouldn't take an act of Congress for veterans to ...

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  16. Josh Moon's Rants and Raves: Bentley's water statement shamefulRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2016 | The Montgomery Advertiser

    Josh Moon's Rants and Raves: Bentley's water statement shameful Bentley blundered on water, the Advertiser did good and Martha Roby did better Check out this story on montgomeryadvertiser.com: http://on.mgmadv.com/1t5M5Lx RANT: For Gov. Robert Bentley's knee-jerk, misguided dismissal of a north Alabama water authority's warning to customers against drinking the water. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority issued a "do not consume" warning to its customers last week after an EPA warning informed the Authority that elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA - two chemicals used in production of scotchguard at a nearby 3M plant - had been detected in its water.

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  17. House primaries in Ga., Calif., show pressures buffeting GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In two House Republican strongholds - a Georgia district sprawling from Atlanta's exurbs to the Alabama line and another in California's Central Valley - upcoming elections illustrate the anti-establishment mood faced by GOP candidates. Dentist and former local mayor Drew Ferguson is vying for the Republican nomination in a July runoff for the open Georgia seat, calling himself "a conservative outsider" and boasting of spurring economic development.

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  18. GOP primary for House watchedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    In two House Republican strongholds - a Georgia district sprawling from Atlanta's exurbs to the Alabama line and another in California's Central Valley - upcoming elections illustrate the sharp elbows and vigilance that this anti-establishment moment demands of GOP candidates. Dentist and former Mayor Drew Ferguson is vying for the Republican nomination in a July runoff for the open Georgia seat, calling himself "a conservative outsider" and boasting of spurring economic development.

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  19. VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans' wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative headlines that would distract people from what really matters. "So why don't I also make the measurement of the fit of your prosthetic sleeve public?" McDonald said at a breakfast with reporters organized by The Christian Science Monitor .

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  20. Captain Lamar Jaggears is the new Gadsden Police Chief. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRCRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    This is the first time since the 1980s the board hired from within the department, instead of hiring an outsider. Congresswoman Martha Roby is pushing back as "quite absurd" statements made Monday by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald in which he downplayed the issue of wait times at VA hospitals and questioned the need for release of data to the public, invoking Disneyland ride lines in his explanation.

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