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Obama has room to maneuver on immigration changesEven without help from Congress, Obama has room to maneuver on immigration changes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man stands in front of a van damaged from a rocket fired from Gaza which landed in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the southern city of Kiryat Gat, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. An Israeli was seriously wounded when a Palestinian rocket exploded in a residential area of the city. Another rocket was intercepted over Tel Aviv by Israel's rocket defense system. Israeli attacks on Gaza continued today, killing many people as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy the Hamas tunnel network. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defenseWith Iron Dome bill, US shows it backs Israel militarily as fighting with Hamas flares up anew
The Associated Press2 hours ago
US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in GazaCiting 'outrageous' and 'barbaric' actions in Gaza, US demands release of Israeli soldier
The Associated Press3 hours ago
House Roll Call: $694 million bill for immigrationHouse Roll Call: $694 million bill for immigration crisis on US-Mexico border
The Associated Press5 hours ago
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess. The institutional split of a Republican-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate has added up to inaction, especially in a midterm election year with control of the Senate at stake. Lawmakers have struggled to compromise on a handful of bills to deal with the nation's pressing problems amid overwhelming partisanship.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House OKs bill to address border crisisConservatives help House pass tougher border bill, Obama condemns plan
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Congress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense systemCongress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense system
The Associated Press6 hours ago
House votes to end Obama deportation relief program for immigrants brought illegally as kidsHouse votes to end Obama deportation relief program for immigrants brought illegally as kids
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department in Washington. Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair to minorities. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Holder cautions against use of data in sentencingHolder warns against judges using data in sentencing, says minorities often unfairly treated
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this June 12, 2014 photo Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference  in Chicago. Rauner, who’s been courting black voters as he tries to unseat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn, said Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, that he pledges 1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago’s South Side for loans to small African-American businesses. ( AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortuneIllinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful pledges $1M of fortune for loans to small black businesses
The Associated Press7 hours ago
House Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico borderHouse Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico border
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This April 29, 2005 file photo shows Rep. Troy Woodruff,  R-Vincennes in Indianapolis.  Woodruff, who's faced an ethics investigation of land purchases that benefited his family,  is leaving the Indiana Department of Transportation department.   Woodruff sent an email to agency employees on Wednesday, July 30, 2014,  saying that he would step down Thursday.   (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye)  NO SALES
Indiana ethics law faulted after official clearedIndiana's lax ethics law faulted after transportation official cleared of wrongdoing
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Army to force out 550 majors; some in AfghanistanArmy to force 550 majors to leave the service; some to get news while in Afghanistan
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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