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Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe
House GOP’s failure to move ahead on an issue that the party calls a national crisis was coupled by immigration legislation that stalled in the Senate before the summer recess.
The airline had been criticized for its marketing partnership with the theme park operator
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The Supreme Court will decide same-sex marriage sooner rather than later and she’ll retire later rather than sooner.
Paul Kane and Sebastian Payne
Eric Cantor said he’ll vacate his seat early.
The action came just before the Senate recessed.
The Senate recessed without confirming ambassadors to a number of key countries, including Russia.
The agency admits that employees improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers.
Josh Hicks and Ashley Halsey III
Action on the troubled agency and the Highway Trust Fund comes on the eve of a five-week summer break.
Asymmetrical civilian casualties are not the same as legally disproportionate civilian casualties in the law of armed conflict.
Joel Achenbach, Lena H. Sun and Caelainn Hogan
It is the “largest, most complex outbreak that we know of in history,” CDC director Tom Frieden says.
Despite backlog of appeals, patent office paralegals sat idle most weeks over four years, watchdog finds
First-term senator wielding such influence in House is sign of ongoing tumult in Republican Party.
A roundup of business and economic news from around the country.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
The majority leader likes to threaten his fellow senators with weekend duty.
But regulations still include a proposal to halve the number of federal inspectors in poultry plants.
Federal officials hope to begin human trials in September, with possibly more potent testing to occur in 2015.
Michael Alison Chandler and Emma Brown
Proficiency rates rise in math and reading, but only slightly, in final year for D.C. CAS tests.
Donna St. George
Suspensions have fallen nearly 37 percent as county school officials look for other disciplinary approaches.
Congressional gridlock on a border bill may not play well, but sending children back is the worst option.
The president is not impressed.
Michael Alison Chandler
W.K. Kellogg foundation invested 13.7 million in grant recipients that promote parent leadership in schools.
In 1978, 300,000 people were behind bars. Today, more than 1.5 million sit in jail.
Electrical company was subcontractor for project; closure expected to cause expensive delays.
As usual, the results show wide performance variation among both traditional and charter schools.
Oops, they did it again.
A quick ruling from the bench. Now on to the Second Circuit.
Congress’s actions and inactions may be blocking the GOP’s path to victory in the midterm elections.
The Tysons Corner company held its first conference call with investors, analysts in nearly a decade
The collapse of the Moreland Commission isn’t a death knell -- yet.
Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill to slow the proliferation of document classification and security clearances.
Patent office paralegals were idle for almost four years but got paid, and even received bonuses, probe finds.
Philip Rucker and Matea Gold
A super PAC draws players from across the Democratic money base, including many Obama bundlers.
More than half of IRD’s separation agreements contain clauses that violate federal whistleblower laws.
There are jobs for everyone in the Gulf, but who pays?
Congress isn’t even naming post offices at the rate it used to.
Majority Leader Harry Reid loves to repeat this one word (threat?) on the Senate floor.
Theo Milonopoulos has filed suit because the state doesn’t allow write-in candidates in its general election.
Synchrony Financial’s initial public offering is the largest this year and raised $2.9 billion for the company.
Brian Cornell will face pressure to hurry up and fix problems at the retailer. But research shows he shouldn’t rush too much.
Federal ruling says that Microsoft must comply with a warrant demanding data held in Ireland.
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