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Trading power lunches for canned tuna in U.S. minimum wage bid

By Annika McGinnis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was 4:25 p.m. and all Representative Tim Ryan had eaten so far were the few peanuts he foraged in a U.S. 616 more words

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Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama

By Alina Selyukh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to ‘unlock’ their devices and use them on competitors’ wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal. 241 more words

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U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy. 346 more words

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Limited review finds White House political office was within law

By Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Friday struggled to bridge internal differences over how to deal with a flood of child migrants at the southwestern border, mulling proposals likely to be rejected by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. 511 more words

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Special counsel says White House political office acted within law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s political office did not engage in illegal partisan activity, a federal oversight agency said following a congressional hearing to probe whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes. 357 more words

U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for say on Obama's Iraq decisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending U.S. troops for any “sustained combat role” in Iraq without congressional authorization. 184 more words

U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy. 346 more words