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Veterans Affairs chief apologizes for problems, to meet with Obama

Veterans Affairs chief apologizes for problems, to meet with Obama www.reuters.com 234 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, condemning a systemic lack of integrity at some VA hospitals, apologized to veterans on Friday for abuses that hid the lengthy wait times

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/30/us-usa-politics-veterans-idUSKBN0EA19M20140530

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Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress
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Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress | Reuters www.reuters.com 1257 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/28/us-usa-immigration-children-idUSKBN0E814T20140528

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State Department tells U.S. citizens to leave Libya immediately
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State Department tells U.S. citizens to leave Libya immediately | Reuters www.reuters.com 73 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department on Tuesday told U.S. citizens in Libya to leave immediately, warning that the security situation in the country was unpredictable and unstable.The Department

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/28/us-libya-violence-usa-idUSKBN0E72TP20140528

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Michigan lawmakers approve minimum-wage increase

Michigan lawmakers approve minimum-wage increase www.reuters.com 2 TWEETS

(Reuters) - Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday voted to raise the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018, joining other U.S. states and municipalities that have considered increases in the minimum wage this

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/28/us-usa-michigan-wage-idUSKBN0E72VU20140528

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Obama plans to end U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by 2016

Obama plans to end U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by 2016 www.reuters.com 252 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016,

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/27/us-usa-afghanistan-obama-idUSKBN0E71WQ20140527

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U.S. court rules for Secret Service agents in protest case
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U.S. court rules for Secret Service agents in protest case | Reuters www.reuters.com 3 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that two U.S. Secret Service agents cannot be sued for allegedly treating protesters gathered in support of former President George W. Bush

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/27/us-usa-court-secretservice-idUSKBN0E71V820140527

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Top CIA officer in Afghanistan mistakenly named by White House: report
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Top CIA officer in Afghanistan mistakenly named by White House: report | Reuters www.reuters.com 31 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a military briefing with President Barack Obama that was distributed

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-usa-afghanistan-obama-cia-idUSBREA4P01820140526

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Senator to renew gun control push after California shooting spree
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Senator to renew gun control push after California shooting spree | Reuters www.reuters.com 222 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wanted to revive gun control legislation rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, saying it

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/25/us-usa-shooting-california-guns-idUSBREA4O09R20140525

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Why on Earth is Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup? We saw what they did after they hosted the Olympics. www.reuters.com 13 TWEETS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine's ambassador to the European Union said on Wednesday that Russia should face EU financial sanctions and lose the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup because of its annexation

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-ukraine-crisis-eu-idUSBREA4K16H20140521

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Kerry agrees to testify to U.S. House committee on Benghazi

Kerry agrees to testify to U.S. House committee on Benghazi www.reuters.com 34 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to testify on June 12 before a House committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, resolving

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/23/us-usa-politics-benghazi-kerry-idUSBREA4M0L820140523

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Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans

Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans www.reuters.com 334 TWEETS

CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/23/us-usa-obama-elections-idUSBREA4M02C20140523

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House rejects Pentagon cost-cutting plans in defense policy bill. "The House also authorized spending for five more Boeing EA-18G "Growler" electronic warfare planes than the Pentagon had sought."

House rejects Pentagon cost-cutting plans in defense policy bill. "The House also authorized spending for five more Boeing EA-18G "Growler" electronic warfare planes than the Pentagon had sought." www.reuters.com 16 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected Pentagon cost-cutting proposals on Thursday with a $601 billion election-year defense policy bill that offered bigger military pay raises

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/22/us-usa-defense-policy-idUSBREA4L01U20140522

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Pelosi names Democrats to House panel on Benghazi - Boehner has insisted that the special committee will conduct a "serious, fact-based inquiry."

Pelosi names Democrats to House panel on Benghazi - Boehner has insisted that the special committee will conduct a "serious, fact-based inquiry." www.reuters.com 9 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the five members of her party who will serve on a special panel investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S.

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-usa-politics-benghazi-idUSBREA4K0PW20140521

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McConnell coasts to Kentucky win, Tea Party falls in key primaries

McConnell coasts to Kentucky win, Tea Party falls in key primaries www.reuters.com 17 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell easily beat a Tea Party primary challenger in Kentucky on Tuesday, setting up one of November's most expensive and hard-fought Senate races

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-usa-elections-idUSBREA4J12420140521

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NJ Governor Christie to cut pension payments to balance budget

NJ Governor Christie to cut pension payments to balance budget www.reuters.com 145 TWEETS

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday he will slash the state's contributions to its public pensions by nearly 60 percent, or $2.3 billion, for this and next

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-usa-new-jersey-budget-idUSBREA4J0TW20140520

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U.S. to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans
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U.S. to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans | Reuters www.reuters.com 42 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.The

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-usa-drones-idUSBREA4J11D20140521

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U.S. utility's control system was hacked, says Homeland Security
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U.S. utility's control system was hacked, says Homeland Security | Reuters www.reuters.com 60 TWEETS

BOSTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected,

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-usa-cybercrime-infrastructure-idUSBREA4J10D20140520

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Judge strikes down Pennsylvania law barring gay marriage
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Judge strikes down Pennsylvania law barring gay marriage | Reuters www.reuters.com 136 TWEETS

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down by a federal judge on Tuesday in the latest court decision in the United States confirming gay couples' rights

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-usa-gaymarriage-pennsylvania-ruling-idUSBREA4J0S820140520

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Judge keeps corruption charges against ex-Virginia governor, wife.

Judge keeps corruption charges against ex-Virginia governor, wife. www.reuters.com 5 TWEETS

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday denied requests to dismiss federal bribery and corruption charges against former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen, clearing

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-usa-virginia-mcdonnell-idUSBREA4J0QC20140520

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Credit Suisse guilty plea has little immediate impact as shares rise
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Credit Suisse guilty plea has little immediate impact as shares rise | Reuters www.reuters.com 211 TWEETS

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse saw little immediate impact on Tuesday after it became the largest bank in decades to plead guilty to a U.S. criminal charge and will pay more than

www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-creditsuisse-investigation-idUSBREA4I0E620140520

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