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Breaking News: House easily approves VA overhaul bill
   
Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 22:08:03 -0700 | health-news

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), left, and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), right, conferred Monday in the Senate Reception Room at the U.S. Capitol before announcing a deal on legislation to revamp the Department...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 19:53:39 -0700 | allnews

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests has been called a variety of names positive and negative in the last quarter century. Chicago, where members of the 19,000-strong advocacy group that has been the leading voice in the Catholic...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 17:57:19 -0700 | political-news

In dipping into Daniel Halper 's interesting new book about the Clintons' return from the grave that they had dug for themselves during their White House years (from an approval rating of 66 percent after his impeachment, he plummeted to...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 17:49:31 -0700 | travel-news

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday shows that only 27 percent of likely voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror. Just after President Obama took office in 2009, the same poll question showed...
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Source: United Press International

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 17:07:29 -0700 | political-news

More than 100 federal contract workers and their families protested in front of Union Station, Tuesday, telling morning commuters, Congress and the president they want the right to unionize. The protestors are low-wage workers who are hired by private contractors...
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Source: United Press International

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 15:19:40 -0700 | disasters-news

A survey released Tuesday suggests there is a deep partisan divide in attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans. The Zogby Analytics online survey for the Arab American Institute asked 1,110 likely U.S. voters about their views of Arabs and Muslims. "When...
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 14:08:24 -0700 | business-news

Banks, facing competition from Wal-Mart and others, have begun to soften their overdraft policies. EYE The department proposed disciplinary actions for six of its medical employees, including the directors of the Rocky Mountain network and the Cheyenne, Wyo., VA clinic....
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 13:23:52 -0700 | political-news

Pretty soon, the country's top pollsters will make a subtle change that even some political junkies won't process: They will shift from reporting results of registered voters to only those most likely to vote in the 2014 election -- a.k.a. "likely...
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 12:47:06 -0700 | business-news

The fundamentals of the economy are, well, about as strong as they've been since the recovery began. After a miserable start to the year, GDP grew a healthy  4 percent in the second quarter . And even better news is...
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 11:20:30 -0700 | political-news

But now, as he stares down a potentially rocky midterm election for his party -- not to mention a Congress that's gridlocked at near-historic low approval ratings -- the past half-year has meant anything but action on some of the...
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Source: Reuters

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 17:01:26 -0700 | technology-news

People walk and talk on cell phones along Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange, March 27, 2009. U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills,...
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 11:20:32 -0700 | political-news

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) in January 2014. (Susan Walsh/AP) House Republicans released a package of bills Wednesday they say will appeal to women by improving their lives at work and at home but conceded that many of them would not be...
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Source: MarketWatch

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 11:19:39 -0700 | business-news

The following is the text of the Federal Open Market Committee decision announced Wednesday: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter.
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 10:32:06 -0700 | political-news

No one expects the Democrats to win the House when voters hit the polls this November. In fact, historical trends say that in the sixth year of Obama's presidency, the Democrats stand to fall into an even smaller House majority...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 10:32:04 -0700 | entertainment-news

Liberal environmentalist Tom Steyer's new group just dropped some serious coin on what is surely one of the most bizarre political ads of the 2014 election -- and not really bizarre in a good way. The ad hits Iowa GOP Senate...
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