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Fighting terrorism with Facebook and Twitter

Fighting terrorism with Facebook and Twitter

By Evan Wilt
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Terrorism | Congress wants social media sites to alert the government to possible terrorism activity, but some companies fear legislation could place too much…

Effort to defund Planned Parenthood gains steam

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Two Congressmen introduced legislation yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood as state governments and congressional committees launch investigations into the…

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
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Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

Religious liberty bill tries to stay one step ahead of Supreme Court

By Katlyn Babyak
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Congress | With religious liberty battles occurring across the country and a U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage coming any day now, two Republican…

House Democrats block White House-backed trade bill

By Lynde Langdon
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Congress | The House shot down a bill to expand the president’s trade powers today, dealing an embarrassing blow to the White House by its own party. House Minority…

Graham unveils 20-week abortion ban in Senate

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | Presidential candidate hopes to get Washington talking about late-term abortion

Midday Roundup: Police nab suspect in Washington family’s murder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Under arrest. Authorities have arrested a suspect in the quadruple homicide of a Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper. Daron Dylon Wint is a welder…

Senate approves religious freedom measure

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure requiring the Obama administration to take religious freedom into consideration when…

Midday Roundup: Officials probe cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly derailment. Six people died late Tuesday when an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in Philadelphia. Another six…

House to vote on 20-week abortion ban

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | UPDATE: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has told The Weekly Standard the House will vote on a 20-week abortion ban next week. The vote will take place…

Senate approves Iran oversight plan

By J.C. Derrick
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Iran | House will likely vote on the bill next week

House GOP, pro-life groups plan continued fight of D.C. law

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | The House of Representatives passed a resolution last week that would have blocked a Washington, D.C., measure some say violates religious freedom. But with…

 
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