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Firebrand Kansas congressman feels heat in Republican primary

Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a farmer, came to Washington on a wave of tea party sentiment. But six years later, he could be swept out in the Aug. 2 Republican primary in western Kansas’ sprawling First District. His district has been redrawn and the state’s agricultural interests aren’t happy with the farmer’s record in Congress. They’re backing the campaign of his rival, a doctor.

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Talking about race, a year after Charleston

Sen. Tim Scott, along with Rep. Jim Clyburn, co-hosted a panel discussion Wednesday evening on racial reconciliation, joining survivors and families of victims of the Charleston, South Carolina, shooting that took place at the Emanuel AME Church over a year ago.

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Experts urge Congress to pass a Zika prevention bill

Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after a House GOP version added provisions to block funding to Planned Parenthood for birth control.

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Sen. Scott gets personal about ‘humiliation’ of being targeted by police

In an unusually personal speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Tim Scott speaks about his experience with law enforcement as a black man. It’s the second of three planned speeches following last week’s shootings of two black men by police, and the retaliatory shooting of five Dallas officers. Scott admits Wednesday’s remarks are the most personal, and therefore the most difficult.

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4 lawmakers move to block U.S. flights to Cuba

A group of U.S. lawmakers want to block the Obama administration’s efforts to open up the United States airways to flights from Cuba. Citing concerns about Cuba’s security infrastructure, four members of Congress – three Republicans and a Democrat – call for a halt to the recently announced commercial flights between the U.S. and the communist nation until a closer review of security measures at Cuba’s airports can be conducted.

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Cuban human rights leader: Obama policy undermines American values

One of Cuba’s best-known human rights activists and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom says the Obama administration’s efforts to restore relations with the Cuban government undermine American values. Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, who spent more than nine years as a political prisoner in Cuba until 2011, tells U.S. lawmakers that oppression in Cuba continues and U.S. policies divide the Cuban and American people.

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Experts urge Congress to pass a Zika prevention bill

Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after a House GOP version added provisions to block funding to Planned Parenthood for birth control.
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Experts urge Congress to pass a Zika prevention bill 2:22

Experts urge Congress to pass a Zika prevention bill

Loretta Lynch testifies before lawmakers over Clinton email probe 1:39

Loretta Lynch testifies before lawmakers over Clinton email probe

Sen. Whitehouse says 'duty calls' to take a stand on climate change 0:29

Sen. Whitehouse says 'duty calls' to take a stand on climate change

NC representative tells NRA during sit in: 'Get the Hell out of the way' 3:49

NC representative tells NRA during sit in: 'Get the Hell out of the way'