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    Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked...

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    US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

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    Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.

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    SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

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    Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities.

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    House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress...

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    Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.

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    Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation

    With Congress struggling against time to address key legislation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday portrayed Republicans as members of a party that "has no agenda other than making government not work." He said that view breeds public cynicism that helps the GOP by dissuading the public to vote...

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    GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal

    Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.

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