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  • Activist donates civil rights-era posters to UNM

    By Associated Press

    A long-time activist has donated his posters from the civil rights era to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. Published July 31, 2014

  • Reid threatens to cancel weekends

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

    Congress is about to take a five-week summer vacation, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Thursday that lawmakers will pay on the other end, giving up two full weekends back home in order to be in Washington re-voting on issues that have repeatedly failed. Published July 31, 2014

  • Prosecutor challenges Ohio prison release option

    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - Associated Press

    A procedure allowing the Ohio prisons director to recommend to judges early release for certain offenders violates the constitutional separation of powers, a prosecutor says in a court challenge to the policy. Published July 31, 2014

  • Hearing reset for suspect in UN soldier deaths

    By COREY WILLIAMS - Associated Press

    A federal immigration court judge delayed a hearing Thursday for a Detroit-area man suspected by the Irish government in the deaths of two United Nations peacekeeping soldiers in Lebanon in 1980. Published July 31, 2014

  • Rep. Tim Murphy: GOP knew HealthCare.gov would be an 'unmitigated disaster'

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    updated 56 minutes ago

    Rep. Tim Murphy reminded the public Thursday that House Republicans' suspicions last year about HealthCare.gov, the main Obamacare website, were proven correct when it turned out to be a costly "unmitigated disaster." Published July 31, 2014

  • Feds to show off immigrant family detention

    By Associated Press

    Federal immigration officials are to give a tour Thursday of a South Texas detention center where they plan to house women who enter the United States illegally with their children. Published July 31, 2014

  • FBI brings key witness in Oklahoma bombing trial

    By BRADY McCOMBS - Associated Press

    A federal employee who managed operations at the building bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995 is set to testify about surveillance cameras as the FBI attempts to show there are no unreleased videos of the attack. Published July 31, 2014

  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    By AMY TAXIN - Associated Press

    Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. Published July 31, 2014

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    By DONNA CASSATA - Associated Press

    Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill. Published July 31, 2014

  • Key activist urges write-ins in Republican primary

    By Associated Press

    A key Vermont Republican activist is urging party members to skip Scott Milne and the other declared candidates for the party's gubernatorial nomination, and write in Libertarian Dan Feliciano instead. Published July 31, 2014

  • Gov. Brewer appoints Maricopa County judge

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Jan Brewer has filled a judicial vacancy in Maricopa County Superior Court. Published July 31, 2014

  • Former bank president faces federal charges

    By Associated Press

    A former Coffee County bank president is accused of receiving cash in exchange for loans and making false bank entries. Published July 31, 2014

  • McConnell to Obama: Quit fundraising, start leading on border

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

    updated 51 minutes ago

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell complained Thursday that President Obama has gone AWOL on the border surge crisis by refusing to try to work with Republicans on a bill to solve the problem. Published July 31, 2014

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