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Document says State embraces harsh Senate report about post-9/11 CIA interrogation practices
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....

Summer break ahead, Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills as border issue remains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border....

Ex-IRS official called some in GOP 'crazies' in email, fueling claims of conspiracy at agency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails....

Investigation faults Obama administration's oversight of HealthCare.gov
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....

For perhaps the only time this year, Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear on same stage
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....

With executive order, Obama aims to clamp down on federal contractors who violate labor laws
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money....

Suing the president: Divided House OKs GOP plan for lawsuit claiming Obama exceeded powers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters....

House approves $16.3 billion overhaul as new VA secretary takes office
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years....

House GOP sets vote to block Obama on deportations in scramble to pass border bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally....

2 Peace Corps volunteers are isolated after contact with person who later died of Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Peace Corps volunteers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus....

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Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

Ex-IRS official called some in GOP 'crazies' in email, fueling claims of conspiracy at agency

Document says State embraces harsh Senate report about post-9/11 CIA interrogation practices

Summer break ahead, Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills as border issue remains

What's in $16.3 billion bill to overhaul Veterans Affairs Department

Suing the president: Divided House OKs GOP plan for lawsuit claiming Obama exceeded powers

Immigration overload: Debate creeps into state politics far from the Mexican border

Immigration fight makes political waves in Maine, other states far from southern border

Chris Christie's potential 2016 rivals jump to Rob Astorino's defense


 
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