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File - This July 17, 2014, file photo show people walking amongst the debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.  Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a clusterA very bad week: Airlines suffer a cluster of disasters, but experts see no safety trend
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US weighs refugee status for youth from HondurasUS weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras as part of plan to deal with border influx
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A departure flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed Tuesday within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban in an apparent sign of his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airportFAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv after reassessing danger from Hamas rockets
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President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Los Angeles, for a 24-hour visit.  (AP Photo)
Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroadObama calls anew for limits on US company mergers overseas, says it's a question of patriotism
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FILE - This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016 is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (AP Photo, J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to IsraelCruz blocking State Dep't nominees until questions about FAA flight ban to Israel answered
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FILE - In this July 17, 2014, file photo,. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., gestures as she speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Menendez threatened Thursday, July 24, to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets infoDem. senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq unless Congress gets report on Iraqi forces
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House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuitHouse panel clears way for vote on suit against Obama over implementation of health care law
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US: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine militaryUS: Russia fires artillery at Ukraine military, plans to send separatists more lethal weapons
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Walsh speaks to reporters in Helena, Mont. The Democrat's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4.(AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respectMontana governor says senator he appointed, accused of plagiarizing thesis, 'deserves respect'
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va.   Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programsRyan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs, giving states more flexibility
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In this June 2, 2014 photo, a pathway leads up to the gate to a property at the home address for Targazyme, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in Floresville, Texas. The company received more than $1 million in taxpayer dollars from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Emerging Technology Fund, but the stem-cell startup operates out of California and employs most its workers there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seemsTexas tech fund gave money to startups that moved out of state, forfeited right to do business
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House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., holds up two pages of resource requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014,  as he questions Department of Veterans Affairs acting secretary Sloan Gibson on how to restore trust to the beleaguered agency. (AP Photo)
House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VAHouse, Senate veterans chairmen offer competing bills to reduce VA patient waits
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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