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(Tucson, AZ) -- A man charged with the murder of a border patrol agent will be indicted Friday after being extradited to the U.S. from Mexico. Ivan Soto-Barraza has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of agent Brian Terry in a gun battle...
(Washington, DC) -- With time and money running out, the Senate has agreed to a Republican plan to extend funding for highway and transit construction through May 2015. Democrats wanted a shorter extension to force Congress to come up with a long-term funding plan. The Senate...
(Washington, DC) -- A bill reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is headed to President Obama's desk after final passage by the Senate. The legislation goes after systemic VA scheduling problems and unreasonable wait times. It would give many vets the option of...
(Washington, DC) -- A measure that would have pumped emergency funds into the border crisis is stalling in the Senate. During a night session, Republicans blocked a bill that would have given President Obama two-point-seven billion dollars to deal with the influx of...
(Undated) -- An airplane is headed to West Africa to evacuate two Americans infected by the deadly Ebola virus. CNN reports a medical charter flight has left Georgia and is on its way to Liberia to retrieve the two charity workers. The report said it was unclear when the two...
(Tampa, FL) -- The Florida man accused of throwing a baby from a moving car is guilty on all counts. Rico McTear faces a minimum sentence of life in prison without parole and could get the death penalty. In 2009, McTear got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend, took her three...
(Undated) -- There is a new truce between Israel and Hamas. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry say all parties have agreed to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. UN General-Secretary spokesman Stephane Dujarric said civilians in Gaza...
(Washington, DC) -- House Republicans are delaying the start of their August recess as they try to find a way to pass a bill aimed at dealing with the southwest border crisis. The bill was pulled today because of fears among Republican leaders that they did not have enough votes...
(Palo Alto, CA) -- California Congressman Kevin McCarthy officially becomes the new House Majority Leader at midnight Eastern time. Hoover Institution Research Fellow Carson Bruno says it will be interesting to have McCarthy in the House Majority Leader role and fellow...