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Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags – international symbols of surrender – fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have […]

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Last body found in Washington mudslide

Last body found in Washington mudslide

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The Snohomish County sheriff’s office in Washington state says search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of […]

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. Fire spokeswoman Jessica Payne said the Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 380 square miles, but the fire was 16 percent contained as of Tuesday […]

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New court fight over health care law

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – There’s another legal battle involving President Barack Obama’s health care law. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people […]

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White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court. The ruling potentially derails billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. But White House spokesman Josh […]

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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. The White House is releasing the results of a report developed under the leadership of Vice President Joe Biden. […]

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US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes increased 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

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Boehner: No border money without policy changes

Boehner: No border money without policy changes

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says the public won’t support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster. In a statement Tuesday Boehner also charges that President Barack Obama’s refusal to stand up to Democratic critics is jeopardizing Congress’ ability to act. At issue […]

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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the […]

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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. The White House is releasing the results of a report developed under the leadership of Vice President Joe Biden. […]

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