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House, Senate poised to pass rival border security bills


WASHINGTON - The Congress on Thursday is set to debate "emergency" border security legislation that lawmakers acknowledge will not be enacted but will enable them to campaign for re-election by arguing they worked to address a humanitarian crisis.

U.S. jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions.

9:13am EDT

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds registry for same-sex couples

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage.

Politics 10:37am EDT

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining law

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's collective bargaining reforms, which prompted protests from organized labor, do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of public sector union workers, the state's supreme court ruled on Thursday.

Politics 11:13am EDT

Exec at heart of ex-Va. Governor's corruption trial due back on stand

RICHMOND Va. - The businessman who federal prosecutors contend gave gifts and loans to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is due to return to the witness stand on Thursday at the couple's corruption trial.

Politics, 9:15am EDT

U.N. concerned by U.S. plans for child migrants

GENEVA - The United Nations' human rights chief expressed concern on Thursday at what she said were plans by the U.S. government to deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who entered the United States in recent months.

11:28am EDT

Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state law requiring voters to have photo identification to cast a ballot, although the law remains blocked by an earlier ruling by a federal judge that it is unconstitutional.

Politics, 10:38am EDT

Justice Department wants workers to carry heroin antidote

WASHINGTON - U.S. law enforcement agents who deal with heroin addicts may begin carrying the drug naloxone to reverse overdoses, the Justice Department said on Thursday, responding to a surge in heroin use in the United States.

Health, 11:27am EDT

Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers

NEW YORK - Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the fun.

Entertainment, 7:03am EDT

Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women.

30 Jul 2014

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