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  • Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    Through executive action and new legislation, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday announced a sweeping set of changes to the nation's job training programs, calling the steps a crucial step forward in the effort to build a stronger, more accessible middle class. Published July 22, 2014

  • McDonald promises to choose hard right over easy wrong at VA

    By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle on Tuesday said they were confident VA secretary nominee Robert McDonald would be confirmed, noting that his background as both a member of the military and as a top CEO made him uniquely qualified to lead the department. Published July 22, 2014

  • 5 Things to Know in Montana for July 22

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Published July 22, 2014

  • Md. gun law debated in federal court

    By Associated Press

    Lawyers for the state of Maryland asked a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a sweeping gun-control law, but attorneys leading the challenge contend parts of the law violate Second Amendment rights. Published July 22, 2014

  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    By Associated Press

    Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea - fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records. Published July 22, 2014

  • Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

    By PHILIP MARCELO - Associated Press

    The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. Published July 22, 2014

  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    By Associated Press

    Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Published July 22, 2014

  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    By Associated Press

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. Published July 22, 2014

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