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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…

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…

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at 92

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituary | Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the Texas Democrat and first speaker in history to be forced out of office midterm, died today. He was 92. Wright represented…

 
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