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Policy: Budgets & Deficits

Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/22/14 05:00 AM

With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.
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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOCHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | 07/21/14 10:26 PM

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?" Dressed as a...
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Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

07/22/14 12:57 PM

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine. European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday in Brussels, with some calling for tougher sanctions...
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