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U.S. House conservative files motion to oust Speaker Boehner 28 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON - A conservative member of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a motion on Tuesday to try to oust fellow Republican John Boehner from his leadership position, saying he was tired of a "punitive culture" against dissidents in the lawmaking body.

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After videos, Senate Republicans target Planned Parenthood vote

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are planning a vote in coming days on legislation to cut $500 million in annual federal funding for Planned Parenthood, reigniting a fight in Congress over abortion that has long been dormant.

U.S., Health, 28 Jul 2015

Obama administration urges Congress to help Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration urged the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation that would give Puerto Rico's government access to bankruptcy courts so it can restructure its "unsustainable liabilities."

28 Jul 2015

Enticed by highway money, U.S. Congress revisits corporate tax break

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress is setting the stage for months of debate on a tax break for overseas corporate profits, a perennial proposal made over by being linked to another issue, funding for highway construction.

28 Jul 2015
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New York City mayor calls for Puerto Rico to access U.S. bankruptcy laws

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday joined calls urging the U.S government to allow Puerto Rico's public entities to file for bankruptcy protection.

28 Jul 2015