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Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding

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WASHINGTON - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

Obamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

- The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday.

Health, Politics 31 Jul 2014

Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

WASHINGTON - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris.

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Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid worker, whose name has not been released, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit at Emory. The unit was set up in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preve

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U.S. Congressman Cantor to resign seat early: Richmond Times-Dispatch

- U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a shock primary election defeat, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Friday.

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Court clears way for California to sell $8 billion of bullet-train bonds

- A California appeals court has ruled a state authority may issue $8 billion in bonds to help finance a high-speed rail system in the most populous U.S. state, removing a substantial obstacle to the proposed $68 billion plan.

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N.Y.'s Met Opera, unions extend talks for 72 hours, lockout delayed

NEW YORK - New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations with its labor unions for 72 hours, preventing a threatened lockout at the nation's largest performing arts organization, the Met said late on Thursday.

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Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

MANCHESTER N.H. - A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

U.S. veterans agency employees falsified data to hide delays: USA Today

WASHINGTON - Employees at more than 100 medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs falsified appointment data and hid evidence of delayed medical care, according to a USA Today analysis of government data.

31 Jul 2014

U.S. residents sue over immigration denials said to target Muslims

LOS ANGELES - Five long-time U.S. residents who are Muslim or from Muslim-majority countries sued the federal government on Thursday, saying the Department of Homeland Security was unfairly denying or delaying requests for citizenship and permanent residency on vague security grounds.

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