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George Will: a middle course on foreign policy

George Will: a middle course on foreign policy

The point of Israel is that Jews defend themselves.

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Ruth Marcus: Those other guys did it

Ruth Marcus: Those other guys did it

Ted Cruz places the blame for political dysfunction solely on Democrats.

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Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.

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U.S. economy rebounded in second quarter

U.S. economy rebounded in second quarter

The economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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…

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Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. The Federal Reserve is widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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New sanctions expected to hurt Russia long-term

New sanctions expected to hurt Russia long-term

MOSCOW — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Russian President Vladimir Putin, background center, heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshore. The United States and the E…

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US imposes visa ban on 24 Venezuelan officials

US imposes visa ban on 24 Venezuelan officials

In strongest action yet against Caracas, State Department jumps ahead of Congress.

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US imposes visa ban on Venezuelan officials

US imposes visa ban on Venezuelan officials

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, surrounded by mask-wearing supporters of Venezuela's opposition, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, center, speaks to the media in Doral, Fla. Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott called for sanctions against Venezuela, as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro were stagi…

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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

In this July 29, 2014 photo, jeweler Murray Cadenhead works on repairing a piece of jewelry at Perry's Fine Jewelers on Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, N.C. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July…

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Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said.

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Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

Yemenis set tires on fire during a protest against the inflation of fuel prices in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Yemeni protesters blocked roads by burning tires on streets in the Yemeni capital against the government's decision to raise fuel prices. The fuel crisis which hit the c…

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Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

A Yemeni man sets a tire on fire during a protest against the inflation of fuel prices in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Yemeni protesters blocked roads by burning tires on streets in the Yemeni capital against the government's decision to raise fuel prices. The fuel crisis which hi…

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