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FEB 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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US, 11 other countries sign free-trade deal in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States have ceremonially signed a free-trade deal. In the U.S., the agreement has been at the center of President Obama's trade agenda, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not yet backed it and has suggested Congress shouldn't vote to ratify it until after the ...

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FEB 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Florida bill would allow military force to keep out refugees

The "Prevention of Acts of War" bill would let the governor designate so-called restricted people — those he determines are from countries where "invaders" live or train in preparation for an attack in the United States. The bill — which faces a number of hurdles, including little demonstrated interest from the Senate — would prohibit any state or local government ...

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FEB 01, 2016 - Forbes

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U.S. Senate Wants To Decrease CO2 By Increasing Nuclear Energy

Ten weeks after the Obama Administration held a Nuclear Summit at the White House, the United States Senate made an even bigger statement in favor of new nuclear energy. At the Advanced Nuclear Summit in Washington, D.C. last week, hosted by the Third Way, several U.S. Senators announced the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, S.2461, intended to facilitate the development ...

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JAN 28, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. failed to protect migrant children from traffickers: Senate probe

U.S. authorities failed to protect undocumented migrant children in their custody when it released them to guardians who in some cases exploited them, a U.S. Senate investigation found. Republican Senator Rob Portman, in a prepared statement before a Thursday hearing on the findings, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) did not have proper procedures in place ...

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JAN 20, 2016 - Seattle Times

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Senate leader says no ‘fearmongering’ on Syrian refugee bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the debate over tough new screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States should be driven by facts, not fearmongering. The Senate is scheduled to take a procedural vote Wednesday on whether to move forward with a House-passed bill. The legislation, […]

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