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Wyoming, Montana governors unsatisfied with gov't sage grouse plan

Governors say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western plans

Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS

NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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White House Notebook: Obama says he's confident he could win a third term, if allowed

Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan

Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Lee takes on new strategy in fight against Affordable Care Act

Sen. Mike Lee withdrew his plan Monday night to push a second attempt to bring another vote on the Affordable Care Act, switching to a new strategy. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Oklahoma Supreme Court: Ten Commandments monument at Capitol must go

The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision Monday that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Lawyers: Immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release,... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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NSA will stop looking at old phone records

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner

The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee is calling for the removal of the IRS commissioner, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Obama: Republican criticism of Iran nuclear deal would be ridiculous 'if it weren't so sad'

President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Hillary Clinton offers energy plans, declines comment on Keystone XL oil pipeline

Hillary Rodham Clinton is detailing new energy proposals in Iowa to address climate change. She calls global warming one of the "most urgent threats of our time." Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing

Californians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent in premiums for the second year in a row. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the operational... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Libertarian donors put up $6 million for Rand Paul GOP bid

Deep-pocketed libertarians are giving big to help Rand Paul win the Republican presidential primary. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Jeb Bush says he is not 'an angry' conservative

Jeb Bush told pastors Monday that he is not an "angry" conservative but a "committed conservative" who, if elected president, would build a robust economy to lift people out of poverty, give... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Boston out and USOC to look elsewhere

Only seven weeks remain before cities have to be officially nominated. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation wants to stay in the race. If so, Los Angeles would be the likely choice. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Corp. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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House leader rules out Senate version of highway bill

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that the House will not consider the Senate version of a long-term, must-pass highway bill, setting up an apparent impasse as Congress faces a Friday... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Ex-A.G. John Swallow pleads not guilty to public corruption charges

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty Monday to more than a dozen criminal charges resulting from a sweeping public corruption investigation. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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