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Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 91, Bob Dole won’t take no for an answer. The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around … Continue reading

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Pre-Teens Account for Sharpest Spike in Unaccompanied Child Migrants

View photo . Pre-Teens Account for Sharpest Spike in Unaccompanied Child Migrants Children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without parents are increasingly younger, according to newly released figures by the Pew Research Center. Sixteen percent of the minors who’ve crossed illegally … Continue reading

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CNN’s Cuomo spars with Russia Today anchor on air over MH17 evidence

View photo . Cuomo spars with Lavelle on New Day. (CNN) In a contentious live interview on CNN Wednesday, “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo sparred with Russia Today anchor Peter Lavelle over Russia’s response to the downing of Flight MH17, … Continue reading

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The Kochs’ nonprofit empire is building a network of libertarian hackers, coders and designers

SAN FRANCISCO — It was nearing 2 a.m., the AC had been shut off and the air in the century-old downtown office of Brigade Media, a tech startup that hosted a hackathon in conjunction with a libertarian tech conference here, … Continue reading

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U.S. swaps regulator O’Malia to head bank lobby group

By Douwe Miedema and Michelle Price WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – A member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will become the new head of a bank lobby group that is fighting the derivatives regulator in court over a crucial … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate panel unanimously approves Veterans Affairs nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday. McDonald, the former chief executive of … Continue reading

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Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung

Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician. Letters and … Continue reading

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Many drug inmates who get break under new plan to be deported

Thousands of federal prisoners set to be released early thanks to a change in drug rules will most likely be quickly deported to their home countries next year. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, a group that controls advisory sentencing guidelines for … Continue reading

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US tracked missile that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

The United States detected the launch of the “specific missile” that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday. U.S. intelligence followed “this specific missile” as it was fired from “a geographic … Continue reading

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U.S. announces arrests in border crackdown on human smuggling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading

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