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Congress discussing major changes in military retirement

Congress is considering changing, for the first time in decades, the way service members get retirement pay. | 04/30/15 12:31:38 By - Jeff Wilkinson

Sen. Burr deflects questions about calling for drone killing

Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, declined on Wednesday to discuss whether during a closed-door hearing he called for a suspected terrorist to be killed. | 04/29/15 18:59:04 By - By Renee Schoof

Japan’s Abe honors U.S. deaths in WWII; no apology for sex slaves

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid homage to Americans killed in World War II on Wednesday, but he declined to apologize for his nation’s role in forcing up to 200,000 women into sexual slavery during the war. | 04/29/15 17:41:12 By - By Rob Hotakainen

Rep. Honda invites Korean ‘comfort woman’ to Abe’s speech today

In his speech to Congress today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will face pressure to apologize for his nation's role in forcing up to 200,000 women into sexual slavery during World War II. | 04/29/15 09:28:12 By - By Rob Hotakainen

Rights groups criticize Burr after report he’d called for killing U.S. citizen

Civil liberties groups raised concerns Monday about reports that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, had called in 2013 for the CIA to hunt down and kill an American citizen who’d become a top al Qaida operative, rather than capturing him for trial. | 04/27/15 18:20:06 By - By Franco Ordoñez

Mark Sanford: Ready for another hike on the Appalachian Trail?

What’s left to know about U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford’s personal life? | 04/27/15 14:01:58 By - Andrew Shain

Conservatives leading push to increase funding for National Institutes of Health

Deficit hawk lawmakers have found something they want to spend money on: medical research. | 04/24/15 14:17:36 By - By Lindsay Wise

Republicans won’t challenge Cuba’s removal from terrorism list

Republicans say they will not mount a challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. | 04/24/15 08:45:17 By - Mimi Whitefield

Cruz attacks Lynch, then skips her confirmation vote

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, lectured his colleagues in a floor speech Thursday about how unsuitable Loretta Lynch was for U.S. attorney general, only to skip the vote on her confirmation and catch a plane to Dallas for a meeting and a fundraiser for his presidential campaign. | 04/23/15 18:52:46 By - By Maria Recio

Lynch’s wait is over, as Senate confirms her as attorney general

Loretta Lynch survived a long and bitter battle Thursday as the Senate voted to confirm the North Carolina native as the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. attorney general. | 04/23/15 19:01:09 By - By Lesley Clark and Curtis Tate

Obama finds Republican friends on trade: ‘This is a strange world we’re in these days’

In a reversal of political roles, House Republicans on Thursday called on Congress to give more power to President Barack Obama to get new trade deals passed while Democrats warned it would be a mistake to grant the White House too much authority. | 04/23/15 18:52:48 By - By Rob Hotakainen

Here’s a surprise: Congress is actually legislating

Congress, which for years has put the “fun” in dysfunctional, actually appears to be functioning lately. | 04/23/15 17:38:56 By - By William Douglas

Weather alerts must reach everyone, local emergency chief tells Congress

The top emergency official of Manatee County, Fla., told Congress on Wednesday that the nation’s weather forecasting system must capitalize on new technology to make sure even hard-to-reach residents are alerted to impending danger. | 04/22/15 19:08:54 By - By Danielle Ohl

Rand Paul's son cited for DUI

William Hilton Paul, the 22-year-old son of Republican presidential contender Rand Paul, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol just before noon Sunday after he hit the back of a parked vehicle on Woodland Avenue. | 04/22/15 18:26:23 By - By Justin Madden and Sam Youngman

Senate finally passes human trafficking bill

The Senate finally came together Wednesday in rare unanimous support of an anti-human trafficking bill and agreed to a compromise on an abortion provision that had divided the parties, delaying the bill for weeks. | 04/22/15 18:21:36 By - By Maria Recio

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