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  • Menendez hears about Sandy victims' recovery woes

    Confusing bureaucracy, a lack of clear guidelines, contradictory information and scant money for rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy were just some of the issues that New Jersey homeowners raised during a meeting with Sen. Robert Menendez on Monday.


  • USVI defends handling of New Jersey man's killing

    Police in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday defended their handling of an unsolved slaying of a New Jersey native who was fatally stabbed more than three weeks ago during an apparent burglary.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., asks questions at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Menendez paid a law firm $250,000 in December 2013 for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties with a major campaign donor. The Democrat also has set up a legal trust to raise money as the investigations continue. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Menendez sets up fund for ethics, Justice probes

    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez's political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor, according to disclosure forms filed Friday. The Democrat has also set up a legal trust to raise money as the investigations continue.


  • In this photo made Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, Reed Hoelscher (10) lines up on defense during a 6th grade youth football game in Richardson, Texas.  Hoelscher and some teammates play with a new type of football helmet designed to reduce the risk of concussions. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    NFL backs push for youth concussion protocols

    Legislation for federal funding to help protect student athletes from concussions got the National Football League's backing Monday in the shadow of the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend.


  • **FILE** Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks during a committee hearing on Embassy Security on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Senate debate: Is Santa Claus an American citizen?

    Is Santa Claus an American citizen? That question came up during a hearing Wednesday at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, as Sen. Robert Menendez quizzed Bruce Heyman on his nomination to serve as U.S. ambassador to Canada.


  • ** FILE ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly Cabinet meeting in Sde Boker, Israel, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Mr. Netanyahu said that Israel would do all it could to keep world powers from striking a "bad and dangerous" deal with Iran over its nuclear program. (AP Photo/David Buimovitch, Pool)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran: 'No deal is better than a bad deal'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized the outlines of a U.S.-led international plan to halt Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear weapons program, saying it sounded as if Iran would be trading a nominal drawdown in enriched uranium in exchange for significant concessions on sanctions.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senators threaten cuts in Iraq aid over attacks on Iranian exiles

    Two senators warned Iraq on Thursday that it could face a sharp cut in aid if it continues to fail to protect unarmed Iranian dissidents after a deadly attack on a refugee camp north of Baghdad last month.


  • Embassy Row: Iraqi responsibility

    The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations this week demanded that Iraq's prime minister rescue seven Iranian hostages held near Baghdad and protect more than 3,000 other dissidents from attacks.


  • From right to left, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listen to testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a hearing on President Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month's alleged sarin gas attack in the Syrian civil war, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senators agree on Syria resolution granting Obama strike authority

    Key senators struck a deal Tuesday night on a resolution granting President Obama the authority to conduct military strikes in Syria as long as they happen within 90 days and are limited to enforcing the administration's "red line" prohibiting chemical weapons use.


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