A bipartisan group of senators begin their fifth full day of debating changes to the immigration reform bill Tuesday. So far, the so-called mark up process has left the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws–which would legalize most of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants–largely untouched. On Tuesday, the senators will address some of [...]
A majority of Americans approve of the job President Obama's doing and think he's focused on issues that are important to them, even though a majority also think the IRS intentionally singled out conservative groups for harassment, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi online newspaper says Oman is proposing that women be banned from wearing face veils when driving.
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Kids, listen up: don't start dropping out of high school just because Tumblr CEO David Karp (who just sold his Internet company to Yahoo for $1.1 billion) has neither a high school or college degree. Quitting the Bronx High School of Science at the age of 14 may have “made mom proud,” per The New York Times's Jenna Wortham and Nick Bilton, but for most of you, forgoing a degree is a really bad idea. …
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NANTERRE, France (AP) — A French drug company and its founder are on trial on charges of misleading the public about a diabetes drug marketed as a weight loss method and suspected in hundreds of deaths.
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By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) – A U.N. nuclear agency report due this week is expected to show Iran further increasing its capacity to produce material that its adversaries fear could eventually be put to developing atomic bombs, Western diplomats said on Tuesday. But they said it is also likely to indicate that growth in Iran’s most sensitive nuclear stockpile has been held back because some of it has been used for reactor fuel, potentially providing more time for diplomacy between Iran and major powers. …
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By Jason McLure (Reuters) – Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who prescribe medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives. The law, which includes a number of safeguards over the next three years as the state adapts, marked the first time a U.S. state has used the legislative process to make assisted suicide legal. Oregon and Washington have similar laws passed through ballot measures and a Montana court authorized the practice in 2009. …
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President Barack Obama is set Tuesday morning to publicly offer his support and the nation’s for Oklahoma, which is reeling from a deadly tornado. The president’s remarks follow a briefing he received Tuesday morning on the disaster from his assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, chief of staff [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve’s next moves.
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By Arshad Mohammed MUSCAT (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Oman on Tuesday for Raytheon Co's signing of an estimated $2.1 billion arms deal and to consult on Syria and Iran, U.S. officials said. Oman is expected to sign a letter of intent to purchase a ground-based air defence system that would help protect against cruise missile, drone or fighter aircraft attacks, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters aboard Kerry's plane. Part of the sale has been previously disclosed. In October 2011, the U.S. Defense Department notified Congress of a proposed $1. …
Read more here: Kerry visits Oman for arms deal, talks on Syria, Mideast