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White House opposes Congress cutting off Planned Parenthood funds 4:25pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama would oppose any efforts by Congress to divert money from Planned Parenthood, a health organization that performs abortions at its clinics.

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Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first debate

WASHINGTON - Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump's political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen. John McCain's military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.

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Los Angeles passes law banning large-capacity gun magazines

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the possession of large-capacity gun magazines on Tuesday, following San Francisco to become the second major city in California to take that step. 

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Senate approves three-month highway fix to avoid funding cut-off

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to keep vital federal dollars flowing to road and highway projects for three more months on Thursday, averting a funding cut-off at the peak of the summer construction season.

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Senate energy panel votes to lift oil export ban

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to lift a 40-year-old ban on the export of crude oil, but the measure faces an uphill battle in getting passed by the full Senate.

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