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AUG 26, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas. "The armed conflict with the FARC is ending," President Juan Manuel Santos ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - Roll Call

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Minority Democrats Dismiss Trump's Appeal to Blacks, Hispanics

Democratic minority members of Congress had an answer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday not long after he pitched his candidacy to black and Hispanic voters, asking, "What the hell do you have to lose?" The short answer: A lot. And the longer answer?

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AUG 26, 2016 - Roll Call

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Louisiana Flood Relief May Not Require Extra Federal Spending

President Barack Obama makes a highly anticipated visit to flood-ravaged Louisiana on Tuesday with the federal government already busy repairing damage to a large swath of the state and drawing down disaster relief funds. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android. It appears unlikely that the flood recovery will require additional emergency ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - Roll Call

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No Family Favors for Senator's Daughter and EpiPen CEO

Is there anything members of Congress love more than the chance to haul a wayward CEO to Capitol Hill to lecture them about their companies’ un-American transgressions? The CEOs of the Wall Street banks got the indignant Hill treatment in 2008 after the mortgage meltdown. The CEOs of the Big Three car companies did too, only to be scolded at ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - NPR

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Discounts Aren't Enough to Halt Outrage At High EpiPen Prices

EpiPen, the new poster child for prescription drug price gouging, may find that offering discount coupons isn't enough to mollify its critics in Congress and online.

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