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State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document....

Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill....

Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss myriad pressing foreign policy issues....

Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support....

GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails....

More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Department statistics show that more than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new clemency initiative....

Kerry: `No promise' of cease-fire
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday there is "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, but he said the U.S. remains hopeful....

Probe exposes flaws behind rollout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday....

Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) -- For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen....

White House decries House vote on deportations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is denouncing an effort in the House of Representatives to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants who are in the country illegally....

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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis

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