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  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into...

  • Congressman: DC gun amendment likely to fail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky congressman behind an amendment that would undo the District of Columbia's strict gun control laws said Thursday he doesn't think it will become law. The GOP-controlled House on Wednesday approved Republican Rep. Thomas Massie's amendment, which blocks the...

  • Bureau of Prisons rejects Chelsea Manning's transfer request; Army to begin gender treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureau of Prisons rejects Chelsea Manning's transfer request; Army to begin gender treatment.

  • Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned. The review centers on the U.S. Agency for International Development's...

  • US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is defending holding a counterterrorism dialogue with China this week. Human Rights Watch criticized the discussions, saying it could be viewed by Beijing as acceptance of its repressive treatment of minority Uighur (WEE'-gur) Muslims. A State Department...

  • Divided panel backs training, arming Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' deep reservations about President Barack Obama's push to train and arm vetted Syrian rebels were on full display Thursday as Democrats and Republicans on a Senate panel grudgingly backed the administration's plan. The Appropriations Committee endorsed Obama's...

  • Eclectic mix of donors in race to succeed Cantor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The race to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has attracted donations from Sarah Palin and Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman, as both Republican and Democratic candidates reap the benefits of Cantor's upset loss in last month's GOP primary. Republican Dave...

  • Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Wednesday's Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats' win-by-losing strategy, which forces...

  • US pilots previously told not to fly over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration had warned U.S. pilots earlier this year not to fly over portions of the Ukraine in the Crimea region, according to notices posted on the agency's website. The notices were posted on April 23. The U.N.'s International Civil Aviation...

  • Dems eye women's vote with bill on contraception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat and Republican lawmakers are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in the U.S. Congress in a bid to woo women whose votes could be decisive in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Recent votes on "pay equity" and family leave issues were aimed at women, who are...



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