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U.S. Congressman Cantor to resign seat early: Richmond Times-Dispatch

(Reuters) – U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a shock primary election defeat, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Friday. 216 more words

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U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill

By David Lawder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the cost to the federal deficit. 328 more words

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U.S. conservative lawmaker crafting Ex-Im reform plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conservative U.S. lawmaker who voted against the Export-Import Bank in the past is crafting a bill that would overhaul the export lender but keep it open, in a sign that the bank’s chances of surviving may be improving. 417 more words

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U.S. House panel requests probe of federal labs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional committee investigating the mishandling of anthrax at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked a federal watchdog agency on Thursday to review U.S. 210 more words

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New York governor says he was fixing errors amid reported federal probe

By Barbara Goldberg

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, reportedly threatened with a possible federal probe of witness tampering, said on Thursday he reached out to “relevant parties” only to correct errors in news reports about his disbanding an anticorruption commission. 480 more words

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Obama signs order requiring contractors to disclose labor violations

By Amanda Becker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order that requires contractors bidding for government work to disclose past labor law violations and gives screening assistance to federal agencies awarding contracts. 452 more words

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Giving up on Congress, immigration protesters target White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As chances of Congress agreeing on any immigration legislation dwindled on Thursday, several hundred protesters gathered outside the White House to push one main goal: keeping immigrant families together. 324 more words

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