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White House aide says Republicans might try for Obama impeachment 12:24pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy, as Obama prepared to talk about the U.S. border crisis with Central American presidents.

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Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator

- The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge, plagiarized parts of a research paper tied to a master’s degree he earned from the school.

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Obama, Netherlands' Rutte agree more sanctions needed on Russia

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday and the White House said both agreed on the need to impose more sanctions on Russia for continuing to arm pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

24 Jul 2014
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Honduran president links border crisis to U.S. policy divide

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers' inability to reach an agreement on immigration policy is at least partly to blame for a crisis that has seen thousands of children flee Honduras for the U.S. border, Honduran President Juan Hernandez said on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014
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Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

WASHINGTON - Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.

U.S., Myanmar 24 Jul 2014
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VA bill hits deadlock in U.S. Congress over $15 billion gap

WASHINGTON - Negotiations over legislation to ease the Veterans Affairs health-care crisis broke down on Thursday as leaders of the House and Senate veterans committees rolled out competing proposals with a $15 billion gap between them.

24 Jul 2014