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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:55:31 GMT
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, court records showed on Wednesday.

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John Walsh of Montana may have lifted at least a quarter of his master's thesis from works by other authors, the New York Times reported on Wednesday in an examination of the 14-page paper the Democrat submitted to obtain his degree in 2007.

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is seeking re-election in November, has not seen any significant drop in his support since the release of documents on a probe into possible illegal campaign financing, a poll showed on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will become the new head of a bank lobby group that is fighting the derivatives regulator in court over a crucial new rule curtailing Wall Street.

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A former Fortune 500 executive who campaigned as a Washington outsider defeated an 11-term congressman on Tuesday in a key Republican runoff election in Georgia, setting the stage for November's race to fill an open Senate seat.

Entertainment News
(Reuters) - The body of radio personality Casey Kasem, who even before his June death was at the cen...
LONDON (Reuters) - The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Ge...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Weird Al" Yankovic, the parody singer and cult figure, on Wednesday earned ...
Sports News
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bid to block the $2 billion sal...
National Hockey League roundup
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:12:32 GMT
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Rangers and forward Chris Kreider avoided a salary arbitration h...
Tartan-tastic ceremony opens Glasgow Games
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:07:30 GMT
GLASGOW (Reuters) - Glasgow welcomed a large part of the world and remembered recent tragedies as a ...
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(Reuters) - New money market fund reforms are half measures which will fail to end investors’ illu...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme relied on reams of fake trading documents...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a shareholders' lawsuit claiming JP...
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