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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican effort to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive powers got under way in Congress on Wednesday at a hearing where lawmakers and constitutional law experts
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's system for imposing and carrying out the death penalty is so long and drawn-out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and so is unconstitutional, a
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faulted a dangerous pattern of safety lapses at government laboratories handling deadly pathogens such as anthrax and avian flu, calling for an overhaul
A divided federal appeals court has upheld the University of Texas at Austin's affirmative action program, a year after the school was ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to scrutinize the school's use of race in admissions more closely. www.reuters.com
(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court has upheld the University of Texas at Austin's affirmative action program, a year after the school was ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to scrutinize the school's
(Adds background, lawmakers' comments)By Kevin DrawbaughWASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. House ofRepresentatives voted on Tuesday to ban permanently any taxationof Internet access, a prohibition
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma state lawmaker called on Monday for the quarantine of unaccompanied immigrant children housed at an Oklahoma military base, but U.S. health officials said such a
GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organisation judges said on Monday the United States broke its rules in imposing hefty duties on Chinese steel products, solar panels and a range of other goods that Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House asked the Republican chairman of a congressional committee on Monday to lift a subpoena against President Barack Obama's political adviser, who has been called to
BERKELEY Calif. (Reuters) - Two California politicians have called for a host of Fox News Channel's The Five program to resign over his use of racially charged language, saying Bob Beckel's use of the
CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Thomas Ravenel, a former Republican state treasurer in South Carolina who was convicted of drug trafficking and starred in a reality television series, filed a petition on Monday
Israeli forces warn a Gaza family of an imminent attack on their home before pummeling it with two bombs, according to the Gazan al-Watania Media Agency. Vanessa Johnston reports.
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the Prince of Pork for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89.Gray, a Democrat, died on Saturday
CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - After losing the 2012 presidential election, Republicans vowed to expand their appeal beyond their shrinking base of white males. But as they concede, winning over black voters
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Republicans, stung by a judge's decision to throw out the state's 2012 congressional redistricting plan, remained silent on Friday on whether they will appeal the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama Wednesday, insisting that lawmakers play a role in any decision to offer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to allow President Barack Obama more easily to deport thousands of Central American children who have migrated illegally appeared to gain steam in the U.S. Congress on
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Thursday that it strongly opposes a Republican measure pending in the U.S. Congress that would permanently extend a business tax break dealing with
(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved bringing before the full Senate legislation that would give mobile-phone users the right to unlock their devices and use them on competitors'
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany asked the top U.S. intelligence official at the Berlin embassy on Thursday to leave the country, a highly unusual step reflecting the deep anger within Angela Merkel's government