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    House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

    House Republicans expressed optimism on Friday that a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border would win over reluctant conservatives and give a divided GOP a political win.

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    With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel's back

    The Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a summer break.

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    CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each...

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    Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

    Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair to minorities.

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    UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO

    The second-ranking NATO commander is arguing for a more responsive allied defensive force that could be deployed in the event Russia massed troops along a NATO member's border as it has done with Ukraine.

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    Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

    After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.

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    Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

    Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent...

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    Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Gaza truce violations

    The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be a "barbaric" action.

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    Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    Democrats in Iowa want to take steps to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008.

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    US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

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