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Elizabeth Silva, left, waits for transportation outside of a federal building with her daughter Valentina, in San Diego. (AP Photo/ Elliot Spagat)

Mexicans seek asylum as drug violence persists

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elizabeth Silva was walking her younger sister to school when two hooded men burst into her house and pumped three bullets into her father. When her 14-year-old brother rushed out of […]

10/03/2013

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House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn’t […]

07/23/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner backs bill for immigrants brought as kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children is “about basic fairness,” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, pointing to an emerging consensus among House Republicans as they […]

07/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he […]

07/16/2013

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FBI director defends surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Robert Mueller on Thursday staunchly defended a pair of controversial government surveillance programs, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security. In his final appearance as FBI director […]

06/13/2013

US Representative of Arizona Trent Franks (AP Photo)

House panel backs bill to ban later-term abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is girding for another wrenching debate on abortion after a House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 […]

06/12/2013

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Govt says it followed all procedures in AP subpoena fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told Congress on Tuesday that the department acted properly and followed all legal procedures correctly in subpoenaing phone records of The Associated Press during a leak investigation. At the […]

06/04/2013

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Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate aimed to help traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier […]

05/06/2013

Waters won't be charged in ethics case

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they have not found any violations. Waters is a senior Democrat on […]

09/21/2012

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