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Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment 23 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

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Wisconsin governor race remains in a dead heat despite probe -poll

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is seeking re-election in November, has not seen any significant drop in his support since the release of documents on a probe into possible illegal campaign financing, a poll showed on Wednesday.

U.S. 23 Jul 2014

Democratic U.S. Senator from Montana may have lifted parts of thesis: report

- U.S. Senator John Walsh of Montana may have lifted at least a quarter of his master's thesis from works by other authors, the New York Times reported on Wednesday in an examination of the 14-page paper the Democrat submitted to obtain his degree in 2007.

23 Jul 2014
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U.S. Senate panel unanimously approves Veterans Affairs nominee

WASHINGTON - Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday.

23 Jul 2014
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Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska

JUNEAU Alaska - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, court records showed on Wednesday.

People, 23 Jul 2014
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U.S. swaps regulator O'Malia to head bank lobby group

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG - A member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will become the new head of a bank lobby group that is fighting the derivatives regulator in court over a crucial new rule curtailing Wall Street.