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    Months of 3 a.m. wake-up calls and fitting in about 30 miles of running a week with her busy schedule of congressional votes, constituent meetings and fundraisers have led Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to Boston, where she hopes to complete her 10th marathon Monday in honor of someone who will never cross the finish line.

  • Rep. Steve Cohen said if Russian authorities had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev had traveled to Dagestan last year they might have tried to kill him. (Associated Press)

    Intelligence does little to boost image of NSA's database

    Even if the weekend's intelligence warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks in the Middle East came from electronic eavesdropping abroad by the National Security Agency, that would not ease congressional opposition to the NSA's mass collection of domestic phone records, lawmakers from both parties said Monday.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, was leaned on by Speaker John A. Boehner to persuade GOP lawmakers to temporarily back off the spending cuts they had asked for in any increase to the debt ceiling. (Associated Press)

    Ryan key in debt ceiling increase

    Looking to gin up support for a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit, House Speaker John A. Boehner turned to Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this month to persuade rank-and-file lawmakers to temporarily back off the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts they had demanded in any debt ceiling hike.

  • Lieutenant Augustine Kim

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    Americans choose to take to the roads for va- cations and to visit friends and family on Memorial Day. Often, they'll bring their firearms with them for sport or personal protection, and it's perfectly legal under federal law.

  • Kaine: Driver fees legislators' idea, not his

    RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has told upset callers during radio talk shows this week that it was state lawmakers who decided only Virginia motorists would pay the so-called "abusive-driver fees" that take effect Sunday.

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