Category: Politics

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House approves Obama request to train, arm Syrian rebels to fight jihadists

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 273-156 to approve President Barack Obama's request to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fi...
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HP bribery cases mount

In an unprecedented turn of events, Hewlett-Packard Co had admitted to having former employees bribe Russian government officials for a contract. This...
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Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children’s Uninsured Rate, Study Finds

The Urban Institute's health reform monitoring survey analyzed data on approximately 2,500 children, comparing the uninsured rate in June 2014 wi...
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SEAL’s Shirt worn during the Killing of Osama bin Laden is Displayed at 9/11 Museum

Two donors for the 9/11 Museum has contributed their own artifacts that were from the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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U.S. Company Helps Russia Block Prominent Putin Critic

The Russian government's efforts to silence critics is getting help from an unlikely source: a San Francisco-based blogging company.
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NBA commissioner says league may consider legalized betting

Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA will ultimately participate in expanded legalized sports betting, which he believes is "inevitable" in the Unite...
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Former Virginia Governor Conviction Shook Richmond

Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnel and Maureen, his wife, have been sentenced as guilty of multiple corruption charges. This news shocked pol...
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More Data to Be Withheld from Database of Physician Payments

A new problem has emerged with the federal government's Open Payments system, which is supposed to go live Sept. 30 and disclose payments to physician...
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Lerner’s Blackberry destroyed as Congress probed IRS targeting of Tea Party taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service destroyed the Blackberry of Lois Lerner, the former Director of Exempt Organizations, when Congress was investigating the...
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China’s Cyber Attacks Tied to U.S. Companies, Contractors and Gov’t Systems

U.S.-China tensions have risen recently over suspicions of Chinese nationals infiltrating U.S. company computer systems. In late May, the U.S. Justice...