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Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration....

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas....

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency....

Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) -- With Congress struggling against time to address key legislation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday portrayed Republicans as members of a party that "has no agenda other than making government not work." He said that view breeds public cynicism that helps the GOP by dissuading the public to vote....

Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers....

Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America....

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations on Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition....

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems....

US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic....

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say....

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