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Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix 12:51am EST

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown with just hours to spare before a midnight deadline. | Video

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Senate fails to advance bill blocking Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON - A stand-alone U.S. Senate bill to block spending on President Barack Obama's November 2014 immigration order failed to clear a procedural vote on Friday after the provisions were stripped from a Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

27 Feb 2015
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U.S. investigators recover 32,744 emails in IRS targeting probe

WASHINGTON - The discovery of a trove of thousands of emails reinvigorated a long-running inquiry by U.S. House of Representatives Republicans into the Internal Revenue Service's handling of tax-exempt conservative political groups.

27 Feb 2015
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U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties

WASHINGTON - Cuba and the United States held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties, and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago. | Video

World, Cuba 27 Feb 2015
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White House hopeful Walker: Union battles prepared him to take on Islamic State

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Potential Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker told grassroots conservatives on Thursday that his battle with labor unions as Wisconsin's governor had given him the mettle needed to take on militant groups like Islamic State. | Video

27 Feb 2015