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Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes 12:03am EDT

LOS ANGELES - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions" and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice.

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Honduran president links border crisis to U.S. policy divide

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers' inability to reach an agreement on immigration policy is at least partly to blame for a crisis that has seen thousands of children flee Honduras for the U.S. border, Honduran President Juan Hernandez said on Thursday.

24 Jul 2014
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Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

WASHINGTON - Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.

U.S., Myanmar 24 Jul 2014
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VA bill hits deadlock in U.S. Congress over $15 billion gap

WASHINGTON - Negotiations over legislation to ease the Veterans Affairs health-care crisis broke down on Thursday as leaders of the House and Senate veterans committees rolled out competing proposals with a $15 billion gap between them.

24 Jul 2014
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U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

WASHINGTON - Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan proposed a plan to help poor Americans on Thursday that would allow charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with the government for federal money to fight poverty.

24 Jul 2014
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U.S. House Republicans preparing bill to keep government running

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. Congress, mindful of voter anger over past budget showdowns, are preparing legislation to keep the government open beyond Sept. 30 when existing funding expires.

24 Jul 2014