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G.O.P. Plan on Migrants Calls for Less Cash Than Democrats and Obama Seek

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:11pm
With only days left until Congress begins its August recess, House Republicans and Senate Democrats are struggling to reach a compromise on the amount of funds to allot to the migrant crisis at the southern border.

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Arizona Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Begins

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:07pm
Joseph Rudolph Wood died, officials said, after his lawyers filed an emergency appeal demanding that the execution be stopped because Mr. Wood was “gasping and snorting for more than an hour.”

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US passport, visa system crashes

CNBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:04pm
The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in delays for U.S. passports and visas.
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Obama locks out the press — again

POLITICO - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:02pm
Access to the president continues to be limited in ways not seen in previous administrations.
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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

FOX News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:54pm
The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
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National Briefing | West: California: Ex-Official Sentenced in Pay Scheme

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:54pm
A former Bell City Council member was sentenced in a scheme that defrauded the small Los Angeles suburb of millions of dollars.

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Philadelphia Man Accused in Nazi Case Dies

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:52pm
After ordering the extradition to Germany of Johann Breyer, 89, who served as an armed guard at Auschwitz, a judge learned that the man had died hours earlier.

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Fears rise of Russia-fueled arms race

CNBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:46pm
Though barely a week has passed since MH17, an anti-aircraft campaign is still in full swing above areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
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Kerry Claims Progress Toward Gaza Truce, but Hamas Leader Is Defiant

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:45pm
Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to obtain a cease-fire, after 16 days of fighting that has killed nearly 700 Palestinians, 32 Israeli soldiers and three Israeli civilians.
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Hamas' useful idiots

POLITICO - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:43pm
Opinion: Each civilian death in Gaza is a tragedy, but who is ultimately responsible? Hamas.
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Yum cuts ties with China meat plant after scandal

CNBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:43pm
Yum severed ties with OSI Group after police detained five people from the supplier's meat-processing factory.
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S&P faces charges over mortgage ratings

CNBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:43pm
Standard & Poor's may face securities fraud charges for ratings given to six commercial mortgage-backed securities issued in 2011.
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National Briefing | South: Florida: Groups Seek to Delay Elections

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:41pm
A circuit judge is being asked to move this year’s election dates — including postponing next month’s primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Teenager Dies in Attempt to Set Flight Record

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:32pm
Haris Suleman, 17, died trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight over the Pacific Ocean, and crews were still looking for his father, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Leader of Troubled Lab Steps Down, C.D.C. Says

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:32pm
Michael Farrell, who has led the Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology laboratory since 2009, “voluntarily resigned” on Tuesday, a spokesman for the agency said.

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Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:23pm
Supporters say the wind farm experiment is essential if states want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and meet new federal rules on carbon emissions.

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Congress dithers on migrant agreement

POLITICO - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:12pm
Legislation addressing the crisis won't become law until September at best -- if a bill ever passes.
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White House Memo: For Obama, Protectiveness About Daughters Gives Way to Pride

The New York Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:09pm
When he became president, President Obama vowed to shield his daughters from the public and press. Now, he can’t stop talking about them.

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'Mess around' in Michigan primary?

POLITICO - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:02pm
The Democratic candidate for governor voted in the 2012 Republican presidential primary.
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Arizona inmate dies nearly 2 hours after execution began; lawyers say he was gasping, snorting

FOX News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:46pm
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
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