Key House chairman slams Senate immigration bill
A key House committee chairman on Wednesday sharply criticized a wide-ranging immigration bill just passed by a Senate committee, underscoring the difficulties ahead as the politically volatile measure moves forward in a divided Congress.
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Senate rejects bid to let states run food stamps
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
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Judge apologizes for lag in unsealing documents
A federal judge apologized Wednesday for an 18-month delay in unsealing documents in a case involving an alleged leak of classified information to a reporter.
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Man shot to death while questioned in Boston probe
A Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot to death early Wednesday after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife, officials said.
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AG: 4 Americans killed since 2009 in drone strikes
Attorney General Eric Holder says four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009.
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Senators warm to transportation nominee
President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary is getting a friendly reception from senators of both parties laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a host of transportation improvements with no clear way to pay for them.
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Soldier charged with videotaping women
An Army soldier has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.
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Who else took the 5th? Baseball star, banker, more
The baseball star, the Hollywood 10, Oliver North. And Lois Lerner of the IRS.
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Obama threatens veto of House student loan plan
President Barack Obama on Wednesday threatened to veto legislation by House Republicans that would avert a doubling of student loan interest rates on July 1 but allow them to vary with the markets going forward.
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House panel moves to curb military sexual assaults
Lawmakers have approved legislation to stem the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the military.
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Garcetti elected LA mayor after promising jobs
City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become the next mayor of Los Angeles after a caustic campaign in which he depicted his fellow Democrat as a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
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First lady lauds effort to preserve DC slave house
Michelle Obama said Wednesday that stories of toil and sweat by slaves once held at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history, including her own personal story, and are "as vital to our national memory as any other."
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Benghazi review leader OKs meeting with committee
A House committee chairman has withdrawn a subpoena to compel a retired diplomat to answer questions in private about an independent investigation of last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.
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Weiner launches comeback bid to become NYC mayor
In running for mayor, Anthony Weiner is seeking to get past the tawdry-tweeter punch line that has dogged him since his congressional career imploded two years ago. And while he's facing an uphill sprint, his campaign could help his long-term prospects even if he loses, some experts say.
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Wis. governor to court Iowans, stoke 2016 talk
Another year, another campaign.
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