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Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block 27 May 2015

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Obama administration issues new water protection rule

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued a new rule to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.

Environment 27 May 2015
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Lynch: 'vital' tools to lapse unless U.S. Congress extends surveillance program

- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday said some "vital and noncontroversial" tools used to keep Americans safe would lapse if Congress does not act to keep surveillance powers from expiring on June 1.

27 May 2015
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Data thieves gain access to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers' information: IRS

- Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers.

U.S. 26 May 2015
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Arizona congresswoman to challenge Senator John McCain

PHOENIX - Three-term Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick said on Tuesday she will seek to oust powerful Republican John McCain from his U.S. Senate seat in 2016.

26 May 2015