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  • Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

    WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Hultgren hosts forum with veteran service officers from 14th Congressional District counties

    GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, hosted a veterans forum Friday morning at his Geneva district office to discuss the state of veterans a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

    WASHINGTON – Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    WASHINGTON – Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monda ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Obama seeks governors’ support on immigrant kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administrati ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON – One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn’t do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

    WASHINGTON – Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • 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 - 10:13 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
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