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Obama allies to press Republicans on high court nomination

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the Senate began a two-week recess on Friday, the White House & its allies sought to turn up the heat on Republicans to…

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Senators call for scrutiny of Walgreens-Rite Aid deal

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan & Diane Bartz (Reuters) – Two influential U.S. senators called for close scrutiny of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc's plan to buy Rite Aid Corp for $9.4 billion,…

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Senate bill would make social media report 'terrorist activity'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Social media operators such as Twitter, Facebook & YouTube would have to notify federal authorities of online "terrorist activity," according to the text of a bill approved…

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Tenn. senator says vasectomy 'more stringent' than abortion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator says a vasectomy is a "more stringent" medical procedure than an abortion. Republican state Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga made the comment…

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Can Ted Cruz go from obstructionist in chief to commander in chief?

Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid with a tweet early Monday, & among the key questions he will face in a GOP field potentially stacked with sitting & former…

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NSA reveals more about its spying efforts at home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials are revealing more approximately their spying in an effort to defend the National Security Agency from charges that it has invaded the privacy…

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Clapper: Shutdown harms spies' mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials said Wednesday that the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community’s ability to guard against threats. They said they’re keeping counterterrorism staff at…

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U.S. lawmaker releases draft of bill targeting patent abuses

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker who has been leading the charge against frivolous yet expensive patent litigation released the draft of a bill on Monday aimed…

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