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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Critics See Chance To End Family Immigrant Detention Entirely

WASHINGTON -- Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling's momentum to kill the practice entirely. Immigration attorneys filed on Tuesday for multiple immigrant women and children to be immediately released from detention facilities without bond. In Washington, House Democrats held a forum on what they called ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Congress is trying to get funding for highway construction by linking it to a controversial tax break

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is setting the stage for months of debate on a tax break for overseas corporate profits, a perennial proposal made over by being linked to another issue, funding for highway construction. The tax-break-for-road-funding package has backers but also many critics in Washington. By the end of 2015, it could provide a short-term highway funding ...

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JUL 27, 2015 - NPR

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Senate Takes A Step Toward Riving Export-Import Bank

In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to reauthorize the bank. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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JUL 27, 2015 - Business Insider

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The eurozone could get its own finance minister and tax powers after the chaotic Greek talks

After months of chaotic negotiations between Greece and its European creditors, it's clear that pretty much no-one is happy with the way that the eurozone works. According to Reuters, reporting German magazine Der Spiegel's exclusive, finance minister Wolfgang Schaueble is open to the possibility of having a single eurozone finance minister with "substantial financial resources" from Germany. The Five Presidents' ...

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JUL 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Euro Is In Trouble. But Romania Still Wants In.

The extraordinary political and economic turbulence of the Greek debt crisis has prompted widespread speculation that other European countries will now think twice before joining the 19-nation eurozone. To assess these claims, The WorldPost took a closer look at reactions in Romania, the only European Union member nation that's announced a target year for joining the currency area. Greece’s experience ...

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