Details of the Senate immigration bill
A look at the 867-page immigration overhaul bill approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee:
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Senate panel approves immigration bill
Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
7 minutes ago.
Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
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House GOP panel moves on deep budget cuts
Republicans controlling the House pressed ahead Tuesday with slashing cuts to domestic programs far deeper than the cuts departments like Education, Interior and State are facing under an already painful round of automatic austerity.
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FBI ID's Benghazi suspects _ but no arrests yet
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn't enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.
1 hour, 16 minutes ago.
IRS official to take the 5th at House hearing
Summoned by Congress, a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups plans to invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to testify at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
1 hour, 28 minutes ago.
Ark. treasurer resigns amid charges she took cash
Arkansas' state treasurer resigned Tuesday after being accused of taking at least $36,000 in cash _ sometimes stashed in a pie box _ from a broker who later came to manage a large share of the state's $3.3 billion investment portfolio.
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McKeon: State didn't ask for help before Benghazi
A senior House Republican says U.S. military forces weren't in a position to help those under attack at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya because the State Department had failed to ask the Pentagon for help in securing the compound before the raid.
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Key senator to let Myanmar sanctions bill lapse
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, easing up on his long-held tough stance on Myanmar, said Tuesday he planned to allow key sanctions legislation against the Southeast Asian nation to lapse because of the country's progress toward democracy.
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No new funds needed for Okla. tornado recovery
Top lawmakers and officials said Tuesday that the federal government has plenty of money on hand to pay for recovery efforts in the wake of the devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma.
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Senate votes to make small cut to food stamps
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut _ or roughly a half of 1 percent _ to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill.
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Feds halt data cull for State Dept terror report
The federal government has given the job of compiling statistics used by the State Department to analyze trends in global terrorism to an academic group, a move that may complicate accurate unclassified assessments of patterns of terrorist activity for years to come.
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White House: Reporters shouldn't be prosecuted
President Barack Obama believes journalists shouldn't be prosecuted for doing their jobs, the White House said Tuesday, showing solidarity with First Amendment advocates alarmed by a pair of high-profile federal probes into national security leaks.
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Senate panel approves weapons for Syrian rebels
A Senate panel voted on Tuesday to provide weapons to rebels battling the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the first time lawmakers have endorsed the aggressive U.S. military step of arming the opposition in the 2-year-old civil war.
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Fort Jackson commander facing adultery charges
The Army says the commanding general of Fort Jackson, S.C., has been suspended in connection with charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation.
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