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  • Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    By BASSEM MROUE - Associated Press

    Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said. Published July 24, 2014

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Three advocacy groups filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the state of Tennessee of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law. Published July 24, 2014

  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    By Associated Press

    At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. Published July 24, 2014

  • FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Israel

    By Associated Press

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. Published July 24, 2014

  • DC activists to seek local aid from congressman

    By Associated Press

    District of Columbia activists plan to ask a congressman who wants to block the city from liberalizing its marijuana laws to handle a host of other local concerns. Published July 24, 2014

  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    By TAMI ABDOLLAH - Associated Press

    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Published July 24, 2014

  • Terrebonne Parish worker accused of extortion

    By Associated Press

    Authorities say a Spanish language interpreter employed by the Terrebonne Parish Office of the Public Defender is accused of soliciting payments from the illegal immigrants she worked with. Published July 24, 2014

  • Term limits still in question after 22 years in Prince George's County

    By Andrea Noble - The Washington Times

    Prince George's County voters will weigh in for the third time in 22 years on whether term limits should restrict local politicians' time in office. Published July 23, 2014

  • Democrats' 'war on women' election tactic may be blowing up in their face

    By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    Democrats are clearly convinced that the "war on women" strategy is key to their success in 2014, but they're facing backlash from conservative women. Published July 23, 2014

  • Sarah Palin backs tea party challenger in Tennessee Senate race

    By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is throwing her weight behind the Tea Party challenger in Tennessee who is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander in next month's primary. Published July 23, 2014

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