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US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

...would have to appropriate money to pay for the additional effort, Kerry pointed out. Intelligence officials and Republican lawmakers have expressed concerns that Islamic State militants could seek to slip into Europe or the U.S. posing as migrants...
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Muslim group doesn't fault school, police for detention

...involving anti-Muslim sentiment, including a backlash against a proposed Muslim cemetery northeast of Dallas and a Republican lawmaker who told her staff to ask visiting Muslims to declare allegiance to America.Also, the Irving City Council endorsed...
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EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

WASHINGTON - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency dismissed complaints Wednesday by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.EPA Administrator...
Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

ANCHORAGE - Republican lawmakers in Alaska's state House are calling for more budget cuts instead of new taxes in light of Alaska's troubled fiscal situation...
Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio has been criticizing the deal as he travels the country by bus raising money for Republican lawmakers.But the deal has picked up scattered support from Republicans outside of Congress, including former Sen. Richard...
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Health law sign-ups growing; uninsured rate falls

...insisted they would scrap the law, but they would face the prospect of stripping millions of their insurance. Republican lawmakers also talk of replacing the Affordable Care Act, but the GOP has yet to rally behind an alternative.Thursday's...
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Pennsylvania attorney general charged in grand jury leak prosecute former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child molestation charges.But some Republican lawmakers accused her of playing politics, and her star began to fall in 2014, especially after the grand jury leaks from...
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My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

...activity is contributing to warming the planet. That's one more contradiction that says we shouldn't trust Republican lawmakers with regulating the food we eat. What's really behind this bill is big business' money. In America, that...
Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

...given the level of interest in the issue among Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates. Presidential security...given the level of interest in the issue among Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates.___Follow Darlene...
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...searching for a solution with many of the same Republicans lawmakers who decry the health care law.The unusual coalition...divisions between the Democratic White House and Republican lawmakers."It's going to give the White House some...
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