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  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near. "We certainly have made...

  • CFPB's cloud computing security system 'needs strengthening,' warns IG

    Stronger cybersecurity measures are needed to protect a federal data-mining system containing the most private financial information on hundreds of millions of Americans, an inspector general warns.

  • President Obama must engage with growing border crisis

    Over the last 10 years, I have worked closely with Texas officials to address the many issues prevalent in border states: the trafficking of drugs, weapons and humans, illegal border crossing, trade, and economic development for border communities. As secretary of state under Gov. Rick Perry,...

  • How Obama cuts down on the campaign costs of his fundraising trips

    If President Obama delivers a public speech during a fundraising swing, he can decrease the Democratic Party committee's bill for his Air Force One travel, but there's a mystery surrounding how much the law requires him to reimburse the U.S. Treasury.

  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight...

  • Three people died in illegal human experiments carried out by John Podesta backer's firm

    One of President Obama's closest White House advisers counts among his key financial supporters a reclusive Swiss billionaire whose company conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients.

  • The orthodontist behind the next big Obamacare legal fight

    While Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday cheered dueling court rulings on the legality of Obamacare subsidies, a conservative watchdog group has been preparing for the next big court case challenging the health care law.

  • EXography: Some senators, including Harry Reid, rarely go home; other senators do it constantly

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rarely makes time to travel back to Nevada and listen to the voters who sent him to Washington, according to a Washington Examiner review of Senate disbursement records.

  • Environmental group wants this agency to join climate fight

    One environmental group thinks it knows how to measure the invisible. And if the Obama administration wants to combat climate change, it says what it's doing deserves a look.

  • GOP border security group will call for sending National Guard to border

    A group of House Republicans will call for sending the National Guard to the U.S. southern border, where a months-long surge in illegal immigration has flooded Texas with thousands of children from Central America.

  • Fire burns Los Angeles-area charter school

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a single-story charter high school in the Los Angeles area. LA County Fire inspector Scott Miller said two firefighters were hospitalized Tuesday after fighting the fire at Animo High School...

  • Businessman David Perdue bests Rep. Jack Kingston in GA run-off surprise

    It's a tough election cycle to run as a member of Congress. Public dissatisfaction with Washington and its elected officials was likely one factor that propelled Republican David Perdue to a narrow victory in Georgia on Tuesday over his run-off rival, Rep. Jack Kingston. Kingston, who has...

  • IRS experts: Lois Lerner hard drive was just 'scratched' -- not damaged beyond recovery

    Top IRS officials told congressional investigators that Lois Lerner's hard drive -- the one containing emails that could shed light on the IRS targeting scandal -- was irreparably damaged before it was destroyed completely in 2011. But now, investigators have had a chance to talk to the...

  • Deputy shot, injured in Southern Calif. standoff

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says one of its police officers was shot in a confrontation with several armed suspects but is expected to survive. Department spokesman Albert Martinez says the deputy was one of many responding to an assault with a...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the...



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