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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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U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border. … Continue reading

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U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

By David Morgan and Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for … Continue reading

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Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation’s immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it’s time to see whether it can just do the … Continue reading

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Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary … Continue reading

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Gaza Hospitals Caught in Crossfire, Four Dead

A dozen Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in Gaza today, killing four people and injuring 60, witnesses and Gaza health officials said. ABC News was present when one of the shells struck Al Aqsa Martyrs hospital today and witnessed … Continue reading

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Senate to Probe Flaws With Black Lung Program

Lawmakers have called a hearing to address concerns that a federal labor program for years may have unfairly denied benefits for coal miners who suffer from black lung disease. “The current system of black lung claims has proven to be … Continue reading

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