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Congress approves inflation increase for veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of veterans and their dependents will get a fresh cost-of-living increase for their disability benefits beginning in December, according to legislation that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday....

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control....

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows....

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles....

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project....

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels....

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday....

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy Tuesday about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina....

House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal....

House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status....

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AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

Senator to propose authorization to hit militants

US airstrikes target Islamic militants in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

War plan joggles usual politics in Senate races


 
 

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