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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Inhofe: Illegal minors in Oklahoma 'at the invitation of the president'

    By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times

    Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said President Obama shouldn't get any new funding to deal with the U.S.-Mexico border crisis until he reverses the policy of allowing certain illegal immigrant children to apply to defer their removal proceedings. Published July 24, 2014

  • Governor's office: Immigrant children expected

    By Associated Press

    A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. 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

  • 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

  • Texas officials discuss human trafficking

    By Associated Press

    Members of a Texas legislative panel are parsing the distinctions between unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally and human trafficking victims who get assistance from state programs. 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

  • 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

  • House members question $17 billion VA request

    By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

    Lawmakers questioned Thursday morning how the Department of Veterans Affairs could ask for more than $17 billion in emergency funding, but only provide a handful of pages to describe how the money would be spent. Published July 24, 2014

  • Otter: Don't send migrant kids to Idaho

    By Associated Press

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has sent a letter to federal officials telling them not to send any of the unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to Idaho. Published July 24, 2014

  • Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

    By Associated Press

    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Published July 24, 2014

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