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Disposable wipes clogging sewer pipes

Disposable wipes are clogging sewer systems and costing taxpayers.

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Money for Iron Dome advances in Congress

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to replenish Israel’s missile defense system, and House approval was expected in the final hours before lawmakers began a summer break.

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Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus fr…

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Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

Weak corporate results, the looming end of stimulus from the Fed and global tensions rattle investors.

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Federal budgets raided to address border crisis

Federal budgets raided to address border crisis

WASHINGTON — Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.

July 30, 2014 6:50 pmLoading…
House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.

July 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON — The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear.

July 30, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, says the reform is urgently needed in the wake of “the biggest scandal in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

July 30, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
House easily OKs VA health-care  overhaul

House easily OKs VA health-care overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by …

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veter…

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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., take the stairs to a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' heal…

July 30, 2014 1:55 pmLoading…
Lerner: Some in GOP are ‘crazies’ or worse

Lerner: Some in GOP are ‘crazies’ or worse

Editor’s note: This article contains language that may be offensive.

July 30, 2014 12:19 pmLoading…
Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

Lois Lerner

July 30, 2014 12:19 pmLoading…
America's poor need bigger checks, not a 'life plan'

America's poor need bigger checks, not a 'life plan'

What if the poor need more than disposable income to escape poverty? What if they need a life coach?

July 26, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Ryan's anti-poverty plan is good and bad

Ryan's anti-poverty plan is good and bad

Rep. Paul Ryan's budget has potential

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Faulty ruling on subsidies could torpedo health law

Faulty ruling on subsidies could torpedo health law

The full D.C. Circuit should reconsider and reverse its panel's 2-to-1 ruling.

July 23, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

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