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House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:50pm

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans and some Democrats approved the establishment of a committee to dig deeper into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

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Latest Partisan Flashpoint: GOP Benghazi Fundraising

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:42pm

Raising money after tragedy isn't new. But the latest dust-up comes as both parties try to energize their grass-roots supporters with control of Capitol Hill in the balance.

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Making Mental Health 101 Training For Cops A Priority

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:26pm

The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better respond to people with mental illness.

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Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:03pm

An energy efficiency bill has stalled in the Senate, primarily due to disagreement over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The dispute leaves an otherwise popular bill in limbo.

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Congress Votes To Subpoena VA Chief Shinseki

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:29pm

The Veterans Affairs secretary would be called to testify over allegations that delays at VA hospitals have caused as many as 40 patients to die awaiting care.

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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:43pm

In Rwanda, nearly two-thirds of parliament consists of women, a trend that developed after the country's genocide. Cuba is third, with women making up 50 percent of its legislators. The U.S. is 99th.

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The Arab Activists Who Refuse To Bow To The Giant

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:57am

A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.

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The Interesting Bits From Monica Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' Article

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:17am

The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.

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Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Now Hold Jobs In U.S.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.

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Women On Capitol Hill May Be Better At Crossing Party Lines

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?

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Bipartisan Bill Would End NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.

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The Executioner's Lament

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:22am

Executions are carried out by people. When things go wrong, those involved experience stressful, chaotic scenes. And even when they go right, it can take a lasting toll.

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At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:04am

President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.

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Congress Holds Former IRS Official Lois Lerner In Contempt

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:19pm

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

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Shinseki: 'Swift Action' If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:26pm

The Veterans Affairs secretary says he takes seriously allegations that some patients at a Phoenix hospital may have died while waiting a year or more for treatment.

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Surgeon, Mom, Republican — But Conservative Enough?

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:47pm

Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.

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South Africa's 'Born-Frees' Look Beyond Mandela's Party

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:18am

South Africans go to the polls today, on the 20th anniversary of their first post-apartheid election. Journalist Ferial Haffajee talks about how young people feel as they vote for the first time.

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Democrats Play Wait-And-See On Benghazi Panel

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:03am

Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.

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Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

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With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.

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