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National Briefing | Washington: Republicans Block Bill to Restore Contraception

The New York Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:42pm
Senate Republicans blocked a bill on Wednesday aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.






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C.D.C. Director Admits to Pattern of Unsafe Practices

The New York Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:37pm
Dr. Thomas Frieden told members of Congress that recent lab accidents involving flu viruses and anthrax were not isolated mistakes.






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The weed boogeyman under the bed

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:35pm
The anti-marijuana crowd's quest for a killer anecdote.
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Obama's hilarious lawlessness

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:35pm
Opinion: Some of Obama's best material lately has to do with his abuse of his powers.
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APNewsBreak: Finding pregnant Maui woman's jawbone aided murder charge against ex-boyfriend

FOX News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:31pm
A person says the discovery of a missing pregnant Maui woman's jawbone helped authorities file a murder against her ex-boyfriend.
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Lawmaker hired drone for wedding

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:29pm
Rep. Maloney commissions a photographer to shoot film using a drone, which the FAA has banned.
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Putin warns about US sanctions

CNBC - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:26pm
Putin warned that U.S. sanctions will take relations with Russia to a "dead end" and damage U.S. business interests.
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Missouri executes former drug dealer John Middleton for killing 3 people in 1995

FOX News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:23pm
A former methamphetamine dealer has been executed for killing three people in rural northern Missouri.
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Months After Washington Landslide, Hopeful Steps Forward

The New York Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:17pm
Since a huge landslide in March, questions about the impact on tourism have hung over the mountain town of Darrington, Wash. So far, leaders and residents say, the news is encouraging.






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Guatemalan immigrant accused of killing girlfriend had recently crossed border

FOX News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:17pm
Monterroso was arrested in Texas on Monday, a day after 24-year-old Heidi Monroy was found bludgeoned to death in the bathtub of her suburban New Orleans apartment.
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Reporter shot at while covering story

CNN - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:15pm
A reporter says she was shot at by someone in a truck while covering a suspected homicide. CNN affiliate WVVA reports.
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Turmoil over terrorism insurance

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:12pm
The issue is pitting conservatives against more traditional pro-business Republicans.
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Abramson: I'm a hard-charging editor

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:08pm
The fired New York Times editor addresses her firing and White House transparency in an interview on Fox News.
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Yellen Says Restraining the Fed’s Oversight Would Be a ‘Grave Mistake’

The New York Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:04pm
Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, testified that a Republican proposal would undermine the central bank’s independence in monetary policy.






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Senate Expected to Focus on G.M. Lawyers’ Role

The New York Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:02pm
In Mary Barra’s fourth appearance before Congress, lawmakers are looking beyond why General Motors did not fix defective ignition switches to how it kept accident victims, their families and government officials in the dark.
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Driver gets probation for Southern California crash that electrocuted 2 who came to his aid

FOX News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:53pm
A man was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday for a car wreck that led to the electrocution of two people who rushed to help him, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Barbours spent on black turnout

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:48pm
The Mississippi family helps direct about $145,000 to voting operations in the Senate GOP runoff.
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Cuellar bill not on table at meeting

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:41pm
Obama sits with the Hispanic Caucus.
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Effort to Avoid Vote on Fracking Falters in Colorado

The New York Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:39pm
Gov. John W. Hickenlooper announced that he did not have enough support to pass a bipartisan law giving towns more control over fracking.






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Cost debate slows VA reform bill

POLITICO - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:26pm
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office initially put the cost at more than $50 billion.
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