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Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis 10 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of people from Central America.

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White House opposes extending business depreciation tax break

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said on Thursday that it "strongly opposes" a Republican measure pending in the U.S. Congress that would permanently extend a business tax break dealing with deductions on depreciation of certain investments.

10 Jul 2014

U.S. prosecutors decline criminal probe in CIA-Senate dispute

WASHINGTON - U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal investigations into a heated dispute between Senate investigators and the Central Intelligence Agency over documents related to its use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

10 Jul 2014

Florida judge throws out 2012 congressional redistricting plan

TALLAHASSEE - A Florida judge threw out the state's 2012 congressional redistricting plan on Thursday, saying Republicans conspired to manipulate the boundaries to protect the party's majority in Washington and "made a mockery" of the rules of transparency in the process.

10 Jul 2014
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U.S. Senate confirms Donovan as White House budget director

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate confirmed former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Thursday to take over as President Barack Obama's budget director.

10 Jul 2014
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U.S. Republican warns of 'death by a thousand cuts' from China

WASHINGTON - The United States must respond more aggressively to China's territorial claims in Asia, an influential U.S. Republican said on Thursday, warning that failure to do so would bring "death by a thousand cuts."

China 10 Jul 2014