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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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