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Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding 9:02pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

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Obama signs order requiring contractors to disclose labor violations

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order that requires contractors bidding for government work to disclose past labor law violations and gives screening assistance to federal agencies awarding contracts.

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U.S. conservative lawmaker crafting Ex-Im reform plan

WASHINGTON - A conservative U.S. lawmaker who voted against the Export-Import Bank in the past is crafting a bill that would overhaul the export lender but keep it open, in a sign that the bank's chances of surviving may be improving.

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Ex-Virginia governor corruption trial shows businessman's generosity had limits

RICHMOND Va - A businessman central to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's corruption trial testified on Thursday that he showered the politician and his wife with loans and gifts so they would promote his company, but his generosity apparently had limits.

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Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.

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Giving up on Congress, immigration protesters target White House

WASHINGTON - As chances of Congress agreeing on any immigration legislation dwindled on Thursday, several hundred protesters gathered outside the White House to push one main goal: keeping immigrant families together.

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