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Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil groups to make new commitments to […]

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Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. Homicide Capt. James Clark says a woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the Tioga section of north Philadelphia on Friday morning by two men […]

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House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a bill that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. But millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill also aims to […]

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Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of President Barack Obama’s top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Friday that the GOP has already “opened the door for impeachment” by contemplating suing the president over his use of […]

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Judge drops 1 of 5 defendants from 9/11 Gitmo case

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIAMI (AP) – A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept. 11 attack should be tried separately from his co-defendants. Army Col. James Pohl says Thursday’s ruling that Ramzi Binalshibh should get a separate war crimes trial because legal issues that apply only […]

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Central American leaders convening at White House

Central American leaders convening at White House

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is inviting Central American leaders to the White House today to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. He’s hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. Obama will host presidents of […]

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Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities in Orange County, California say the person who left porcelain dolls on the doorsteps of several families wanted to spread cheer, not to creep them out. The sheriff’s department says the dolls were dressed in nightgowns and lace dresses and were left at about eight homes in a San […]

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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Fast food workers from around the country will gather this weekend in Chicago to discuss how to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation. About 1,300 workers are expected at a convention in suburban Chicago today and Saturday. They say they can’t provide for their family on minimum wage and […]

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House advances lawsuit bill

House advances lawsuit bill

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. Republicans say the lawsuit […]

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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressman Paul Ryan is out with a new plan to merge anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he says would give more flexibility to distribute federal help for the poor. Eleven programs would be merged, including food stamps, cash welfare, housing subsidies and heating aid for the poor, […]

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