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US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza

The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering Palestinians displaced by the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

Probe faults Obama administration for HealthCare.gov debacle

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

Emails show ex-IRS official Lerner using derogatory terms for Republicans

House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “---holes” and "crazies" – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives.

Border crisis bill clears Senate hurdle, still faces dim chances

A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.

Amnesty threat looms over Obama lawsuit

No doubt President Obama will be trumpeting today the fact that the economy snapped back from a shrunken second quarter when he delivers a campaign speech today in Kansas City.

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

Washington state council approves controversial ‘In God We Trust’ plaque

After hours of heated debate on Tuesday, Washington state’s Pierce County Council voted to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in its chambers.

Congress races to tackle VA, border crisis and more before recess

That sound you hear is the buzz of Congress actually trying to get something done.

F-35 fighter jet: Most expensive weapons program ever

A new analysis of the F-35 fighter jet shows it’s not only the most expensive warplane ever. Once the engines are added, it’s also the most expensive weapons program in history.

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