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Fri, Aug 1 2014

U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations

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WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill. | Video

U.S. administration transferring $405 million for border operations

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security notified Congress on Friday that it will transfer $405 million from other programs to deal with an immigration crisis on the southwestern border, a senior administration official said.

World 01 Aug 2014

Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." | Video

01 Aug 2014

Border security bill clears procedural vote in U.S. House

WASHINGTON - A $694 million bill to further secure the U.S. border with Mexico, amid a flood of Central American migrants, cleared a procedural vote in the House of Representatives on Friday.

01 Aug 2014

U.S. Senate report to suggest harsh CIA interrogations were unnecessary: officials

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Senate committee report will conclude that the CIA's use of harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks yielded no critical intelligence on terrorist plots that could not have been obtained through non-coercive methods, U.S. officials familiar with the document said.

U.S. 01 Aug 2014

Virginia ex-governor's corruption trial jury sees racy email

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RICHMOND Va. - The federal jury hearing the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell on Friday saw a racy email his wife sent to a businessman, a communication defense attorneys said was proof that the two were having an affair.

U.S. 01 Aug 2014

Republicans revive U.S. border security bills to speed deportations

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WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives sought to patch over another deep rift and pass revised border security legislation on Friday, hoping to persuade voters they are acting to tackle the growing crisis over child migrants from Central America.

World, 01 Aug 2014

U.S. Congress backs more visas for Afghans who worked with troops

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Friday authorizing 1,000 more visas for Afghan civilians who worked with American troops and diplomats - often risking their lives - sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Afghanistan 01 Aug 2014

Obama calls House immigration bill extreme, vows action

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday immigration legislation on track to pass in the House of Representatives is unworkable and will force him to act on his own to address pressures from a surge of illegal immigrants on the southwestern border.

01 Aug 2014

Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques."

01 Aug 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.