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Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home 6:00pm EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.

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Trading power lunches for canned tuna in U.S. minimum wage bid

WASHINGTON - It was 4:25 p.m. and all Representative Tim Ryan had eaten so far were the few peanuts he foraged in a U.S. Capitol cloakroom.

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House report blasts Eisenhower Memorial as 'five-star folly,' cites costs

WASHINGTON - The troubled Eisenhower Memorial designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry is a "five-star folly" plagued by rising costs, construction delays and design problems, congressional investigators said on Friday.

U.S. 12:54pm EDT

Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal.

Tech 4:09pm EDT

U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia

WASHINGTON - A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, but a U.S. company warned that a broader proposal to close the export credit agency would stymie a project that is helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

Russia 6:27pm EDT

Special counsel says White House political office acted within law

WASHINGTON - The White House's political office did not engage in illegal partisan activity, a federal oversight agency said following a congressional hearing to probe whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes.

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