Category: Politics

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House passes resolution suing Obama over health care extensions

The House on Wednesday voted 225-201 to pass a resolution authorizing Republicans to sue President Barack Obama for extending the deadlines for employ...
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Report Criticizes EPA Oversight of Injection Wells

Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep un...
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Obama, EU leaders agree to more sanctions vs. Russia

President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose new sanctions against Russia's energy, finance and military sectors in a bid to...
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Federal judge strikes down DC ban on carrying guns in public

Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. on Saturday announced his Thursday ruling that the District of Columbia's prohibition against carrying a pistol...
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Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution - repeatedl...
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For Lenders, Gaps in Federal Law Make Suing Soldiers Easy

The law is clear: When far-flung members of the U.S. military are sued in civil court, judges must at least appoint lawyers for them. But that basic l...
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Lawyers asked AZ to stop execution as convict takes two hours to die

Lawyers of Arizona murder convict Joseph Wood III tried in vain to stop his execution Wednesday as he died from substitute lethal drugs injected in hi...
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Air travelers to pay higher TSA fee

Higher security fees will reflect on plane tickets beginning Monday as the Transportation Security Administration charge rises from $2.50 and $5 to $5...
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IU mourns death of former rower Karlijn Keijzer in MH17 tragedy

Former Indiana University rower, Karljin Keijzer, was among those killed when the Malaysian MH17 got shot down in East Ukraine last Thursday.
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Bergdahl hires Yale military law teacher as counsel

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has hired a military law teacher from Yale Law School to be his lead counsel as Pentagon investigators are poised to question ...