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Comeuppance due for CIA and its discredited director

Comeuppance due for CIA and its discredited director

Interrogation report signals days of blank checks, and expansive legal latitude are ending.

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Big picture is clear: Give Kerry a break

Big picture is clear: Give Kerry a break

Objection may be that his plan was one Hamas could actually accept.

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Hurdle for declining unemployment as participation steadies

The labor-force participation rate is starting to stabilize.

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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia.

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Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme’ and ‘going nowhere’

Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme’ and ‘going nowhere’

President Obama says since Congress has failed to act on young border-crossers, “I’m going to have to act alone.”

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House moves toward vote on border bill

House moves toward vote on border bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis Friday, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants now working in this country legally.

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Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme,’ ‘going nowhere’

Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme,’ ‘going nowhere’

WASHINGTON — President Obama blasted House Republicans on Friday for focusing on “extreme” and “partisan message bills,” rather than solving problems, highlighting how little lawmakers have accomplished before leaving town for a summer recess.

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Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

WASHINGTON — The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

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Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

A man stands on the rubble of the main building of the security headquarters that was collapsed after an attack by Islamic hard-line militias in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed th…

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Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

A criminal evidence building is seen collapsed after an attack by Islamic hard-line militias in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed c…

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Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

A security office building is damaged after an attack by Islamic hard-line militias in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of…

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Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

RAS AJDIR, Tunisia — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing militias’ fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage, the Tunisian news agency said.

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Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and called for its repeal.

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Militias patrolling Texas border draw scrutiny, concern

HOUSTON — Masked militias have arrived in South Texas with semi-automatic rifles and tactical gear, causing a stir not only in border communities, but also among state officials.

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Congress approves VA, highway bills

WASHINGTON — Congress approved a bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate. Both were sent to President Obama for his signature.

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Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Ginsburg: Justices won’t duck next gay-marriage case

Ginsburg: Justices won’t duck next gay-marriage case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes before it, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says.

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House leaders abandon border bill

House leaders abandon border bill

A demonstrator is arrested in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, where faith leaders and activists demonstrated to ask President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies, on Thursday July 31 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

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House leaders abandon border bill

House leaders abandon border bill

Faith leaders and activists demonstrating in front of the White House on Thursday asked President Obama to modify his deportations policies.

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2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treason

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending trial.

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