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  • Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:08:00 GMT
    A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.More >>
    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival...More >>
  • GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:39:42 GMT
    Republican senators have blocked an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.More >>
    Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.More >>
  • GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit

    GOP pushes House toward approving Obama lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:27:48 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.More >>
    Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats...More >>
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  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:20:15 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.More >>
    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.More >>
  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:20:13 GMT
    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and...More >>
    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working...More >>
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:19:11 GMT
    Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...More >>
    The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to...More >>
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