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Army Says No to More Tanks, but Congress Insists

Army Says No to More Tanks, but Congress Insists
Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the 70-ton Abrams. But senior Army officials have said repeatedly, "No thanks."
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America's National Parks Threatened by Fracking

America's National Parks Threatened by Fracking
Teddy Roosevelt must be rolling over in his grave. Elkhorn Ranch, where the great Republican conservationist sat on his porch overlooking the Little Missouri River and conceived his then-progressive theories of conservation, is at risk of being despoiled by fracking.
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Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?

Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?
Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.
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Alleged Accomplice Charged in Cuba-US Espionage Case

Alleged Accomplice Charged in Cuba-US Espionage Case
The charge connects Velazquez to a highly damaging spy case. During the 16 years Montes was a U.S. intelligence analyst for the DIA, she revealed the identities of four undercover agents to Cuban officials.
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Authorities: Boston Bombers Were Headed for NYC with Bombs, Ran Out of Gas

Authorities: Boston Bombers Were Headed for NYC with Bombs, Ran Out of Gas
Armed with a pressure-cooker explosive and five pipe bombs, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing made a spur-of-the-moment decision last week to give the Big Apple a taste of their mayhem, New York officials say. Except they ran out of gas.
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Clinton Razzes Bush on Nude Bathroom Paintings

Clinton Razzes Bush on Nude Bathroom Paintings
Speaking on Thursday at the dedication of George W. Bush's new presidential library, Bill Clinton couldn't help but crack a joke about Dubya's newfound interest in painting.
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Sequestration: Taxing the IRS

Sequestration: Taxing the IRS
Here’s one consequence of sequestration that you don’t (and won’t) hear many Republicans complaining about: the IRS has furloughed more than 89,000 employees, due to the sequester. My guess is that suits Republicans just fine. They can’t come right out and say as much, so they’re not tweeting this story as much as the FAA furloughs.
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What Does It Mean to Be An 'American' Corporation?

What Does It Mean to Be An 'American' Corporation?
The hiring by American companies is not happening in the U.S. At the same time these companies are holding $1.7 trillion of profits outside of the country, away from their own shareholders and our economy to avoid their taxes, while pushing to dramatically lower the taxes they pay us.
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Tsarnaev's Initial Questioning May Fall Into Miranda Rights Legal Loophole

Tsarnaev's Initial Questioning May Fall Into Miranda Rights Legal Loophole
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faced 16 hours of questioning before he was advised of his Miranda rights, and investigators say he told them of his role in the two bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15.
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President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter

President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter
You don't see this every day. President Barack Obama used Twitter on Thursday to call out climate deniers in Congress who are blocking political action to address climate change.
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