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Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there....

House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval, a bill with greater symbolic than legal effect....

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants....

House votes to boost child tax credit for some
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire....

Air travel a leap of faith for passengers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel....

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressing for swift action, President Barack 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 U.S....

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise....

US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism....

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will....

Court panel orders subpoena to Vilsack be quashed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ordered that a subpoena be quashed for testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart....

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