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What Republicans need to know about Cleveland

POLITICO - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Welcome, GOP! Here's a guide to our fair city.
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Lawmakers laud VA whistleblowers

POLITICO - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Rep. Jeff Miller praises whistleblowers for focusing on the "essential mission."
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Obama should back school choice

POLITICO - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Opinion: The educational-industrial complex is hurting our country's promising young talent.
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U.S. Adjusts Court Flow to Meet Rise in Migrants

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:55pm
In an attempt to deter an illegal influx from Central America, unaccompanied minors and families with children will be sent to the front of the line.

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House Committee Takes Step Toward Renewing Highway Trust Fund

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:51pm
The House Ways and Means Committee released a bipartisan plan to provide federal financing for transportation projects through May 15, 2015, a step toward replenishing the Highway Trust Fund.

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Ex-Governor, Suing Over Book, Is Back in Minnesota’s Spotlight

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:46pm
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura is the plaintiff in a defamation lawsuit against the estate of Chris Kyle, who wrote the book “American Sniper,” claiming that a description of a confrontation is false.

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Senator Sees Cuban Role in Corruption Inquiry

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:37pm
Lawyers for Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey have asked the Justice Department to investigate a possible connection.

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Perry grabs mic on border crisis

POLITICO - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:37pm
The foray into the escalating border debate couldn't come at a better time for the Texas governor.
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Sales of Recreational Marijuana Begin in Washington State

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:34pm
Washington is the second state after Colorado to allow legal sales of marijuana, though few stores have completed licensing requirements and will have limited supplies.

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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Data From School Tests Will Not Be Released

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:30pm
Kansas will not issue any report cards this year on how its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

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National Briefing | South: Virginia: College Will Remove Confederate Flags

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:27pm
Washington and Lee University said Tuesday it was removing Confederate battle flags from Lee Chapel on its Lexington campus and will continue to study its historical involvement with slavery.

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National Briefing | Washington: V.A. Is Accused of Retaliating in 67 Complaint Cases

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:24pm
A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against employees who filed whistle-blower complaints — including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal involving long patient waits and falsified records at department hospitals and clinics became public.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: Dead Babies’ Mother Was Addict, Police Say

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:19pm
A mother’s motive for killing six of her newborns was that she was addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs and did not want to deal with the responsibility, Capt. Mike Roberts of the Pleasant Grove Police told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Democrats to counter Hobby Lobby

POLITICO - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:09pm
The measure would prohibit companies from discriminating against women in any health coverage.
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Republicans Pick Cleveland Over Dallas for Convention

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:54pm
After aggressive campaigns that involved a parade of elephants and a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Cleveland beat Dallas for the right to host the 2016 Republican convention.

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Will the Fed fuel more volatility?

CNBC - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:52pm
Minutes from the Fed's last meeting could keep markets on the boil, if there's much discord among members or it takes a hawkish tone.
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Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives

The New York Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:36pm
The legislation, which faces long odds in the House, would ensure that women have access to insurance coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections.

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Coburn's tickets home just went up

POLITICO - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:13pm
The Republican revises his estimate of how much it would cost to fly immigrants home first class.
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Global firms keen on using yuan

CNBC - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:01pm
The use of the renminbi in trade settlements increased sharply this year, according to HSBC's annual renminbi survey.
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My son's in prison in Mexico

CNN - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:43pm
Jill Tahmooressi says she is outraged that more isn't being done to help her son, who is detained in Mexico.
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