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Report: 117 percent increase in children 12 and younger crossing border alone

Report: 117 percent increase in children 12 and younger crossing border alone

HOUSTON — Not only have more unaccompanied children illegally crossed the southern border this year — more than twice last year’s total — but they are crossing at much younger ages, according to a study released this week.

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Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

WASHINGTON — Pressing for swift action, President Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the United States.

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House votes to boost child tax credit for some

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhanceme…

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House votes to boost child tax credit for some

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., speaks to reporters in Washington. More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday, July 25 in the House. "The new Republican rhetoric on poverty is no match …

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Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Roberts zealously guards the court's institutional standing against accusations of overreaching.

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House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., holds up two pages of resource requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014, as he questions Department of Veterans Affairs acting secretary Sloan Gibson on how to restor…

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Competing bills to fix VA would cost billions

Competing bills to fix VA would cost billions

WASHINGTON — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans’ health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.

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Panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health-care law as written.

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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.

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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session. House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama'…

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House, Senate advance competing border proposals

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

WASHINGTON — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.

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What happens to online accounts when you die?

Proposed legislation to give loved ones access is controversial with privacy experts.

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A painkiller for student debt would also cut default rates

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

Ramesh Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

Stand-alone legislation to boost high-skilled immigration would easily pass in Congress.

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Protections for pregnant workers strengthened

Protections for pregnant workers strengthened

U.S. government cites "the persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination."

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

PHOENIX — Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.

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Internet sales-tax rule gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

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US should make straw purchases of guns a felony

Buying a gun for a person who can't legally possess a firearm would be a federal felony under legislation now headed toward the Senate; Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake should support this bill.

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