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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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U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator’s legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs. U.S. Senator … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions. Nine such … Continue reading

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Florida Cop Fired for KKK Ties Was Undercover, Ex-Wife Claims

The wife of a Florida police officer fired for allegedly secretly belonging to the Ku Klux Klan is claiming that she and her husband were ordered to infiltrate the white supremacist group. The woman’s allegations come with a description of … Continue reading

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Florida Cop Fired for KKK Ties Was Undercover, Ex-Wife Claims

The wife of a Florida police officer fired for allegedly secretly belonging to the Ku Klux Klan is claiming that she and her husband were ordered to infiltrate the white supremacist group. The woman’s allegations come with a description of … Continue reading

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Obama: Pro-Russia separatists stealing Malaysia Airlines crash evidence

President Obama on Monday bluntly accused pro-Moscow separatist fighters in Ukraine of stealing evidence and improperly removing bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and pressed Russia to compel the rebels to stop blocking an international investigation. … Continue reading

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Obama: Pro-Russia separatists stealing Malaysia Airlines crash evidence

President Obama on Monday bluntly accused pro-Moscow separatist fighters in Ukraine of stealing evidence and improperly removing bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and pressed Russia to compel the rebels to stop blocking an international investigation. … Continue reading

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