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The Romneys Took a Summer Vacation And It Was Amazing

He’s reportedly worth around $250 million, so you might think Mitt Romney would opt for an opulent, luxurious vacation now that he’s out of the spotlight. Instead, the former presidential nominee, his wife, Ann, and five of their grandkids roughed … Continue reading

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Blast in Gaza during CNN live shot sends reporter, crew ducking for cover

View photo . Karl Penhaul ducks for cover after a blast in Gaza City. (CNN) A CNN correspondent who was delivering a live report from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday was forced to take cover when a blast from Israel’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search. The bill, which has White House backing, … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate unanimously confirms McDonald to head veterans agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Bob McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, pinning Washington’s hopes on the former Procter Gamble Co chief executive to launch a massive turnaround effort at the troubled agency. McDonald, … Continue reading

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U.S. lawmakers worry about border security without extra funds

By Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. border security will probably suffer if Congress fails to act on President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request to cope with the explosion of child migrants into the U.S. Southwest, lawmakers … Continue reading

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Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia

By Steve Holland and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new … Continue reading

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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation … Continue reading

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With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 … Continue reading

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Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Obama’s Tuesday … Continue reading

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How Failure to Reform Immigration Affects a Young Girl — Again

Outside the hallways of the Capitol, the immigration reform debate isn’t political. It’s personal. When Washington, D.C. resident Cindy Monge saw the images of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border it hit home. Eight years ago she was one of … Continue reading

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