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  • Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Possible compromise emerges on border request

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of Pr ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • China, U.S. differ on global plan to cut emissions

    BEIJING – China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelli ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants

    PHOENIX – An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

    INDIANAPOLIS – A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each o ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Obama: U.S. always has been a nation of immigrants

    WASHINGTON – Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. ...
    July 4, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Oberweis seeks seven rounds of debate with Durbin

    State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate released a statement Tuesday challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to ...
    July 3, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON – Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information t ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in Pr ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

    WASHINGTON – The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Cap ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Syrian rebels buckle in face of jihadis

    BEIRUT – The Syrian rebels that the U.S. now wants to support are in poor shape, on the retreat from the radical al-Qaida breakaway group that has swe ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    WASHINGTON – Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executi ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Supreme Court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York's highest court refused to reinstate New York City's ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:19 am
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