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Cruz Demands Answers on FAA Flight Ban to Israel

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll continue blocking confirmation of a series of State Department nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

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Shooting at Hospital Near Philadelphia Injures 3

Updated: 07/24/2014 - Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus that may have left as many as three people injured and say a suspect is in custody.

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US: Russia Firing Artillery at Ukraine Military

Posted: 07/24/2014 - The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.

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Malaysia Jet Victims' Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

Posted: 07/23/2014 - With a military police escort, 40 wooden coffins containing the remains of people who were on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine have been taken from an airport in the Netherlands to a military barracks, where the painstaking task of identifying the victims will begin.

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Cruz Suggests Flight Ban is Boycott of Israel

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Sen. Ted Cruz is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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Senate Agrees on $11B Highway Funding Measure

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.

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Veteran Says He Was Forgotten in VA Clinic

Posted: 07/23/2014 - A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.

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Ex-BP Engineer's Retrial Postponed

Posted: 07/22/2014 - The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.

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Big Issues Loom for Congress as Aug. Recess Nears

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Heat advisory issued for much of Oklahoma

Posted: 07/22/2014 - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through late Wednesday for much of the state as stifling heat and humidity continue to affect Oklahoma this week.

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

Posted: 07/22/2014 - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

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Better Weather to Aid in Washington Wildfire Fight

Posted: 07/21/2014 - A complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, making it the largest wildfire in the state since record-keeping started. Fire spokesman Andrew Sanbri says calmer winds and cooler temperatures are allowing firefighters to go on the offensive. The fire is just 2 percent contained.

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Afghan Vet Who Fought Wounded Gets Medal of Honor

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

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Biden: 'Gates Has Been Wrong About Everything'

Posted: 07/21/2014 - While calling him "an outstanding Secretary of Defense" and "a really decent guy," Vice President Joe Biden said Robert Gates "has been wrong about everything" in an article in the latest edition of The New Yorker.

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Perry tells Hispanic group to 'secure' border

Updated: 07/20/2014 - Texas Governor Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.

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Monitors Try To Secure Crash Site

Posted: 07/19/2014 - International monitors have been moving gingerly among decomposing bodies today, trying to secure the eight square miles in Ukraine where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell to the ground on Thursday.

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High Winds Push Growing Washington Wildfire

Posted: 07/19/2014 - A massive wildfire in north-central Washington is growing rapidly. As of Saturday morning, it had scorched 336 square miles in the scenic Methow Valley.

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US: Can't Rule Out Russian Role in Plane Downing

Posted: 07/18/2014 - U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

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Earthquake Risk Increased for One-Third of US

Posted: 07/18/2014 - A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.

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