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DEC 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Imran Khan Declares End To Nationwide Protests In Wake Of Pakistan School Attack

WASHINGTON -- With Pakistan reeling from a terrorist attack that killed 141 people, mostly children, opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday declared an end to protests that have overtaken the capital of Islamabad for four months. Khan, who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI), launched countrywide sit-in protests on Aug. 14 in Lahore, demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz ...

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DEC 17, 2014 - Washington Times

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Ted Cruz apologizes to colleagues for 'inconveniencing' their weekend

Sen. Ted Cruz said in a closed-door session with colleagues that he was sorry for trying to spark a government shutdown in protest of the $1.1 trillion budget bill and immigration amnesty — and that he wished he "hadn't done it," a source at the meeting said. Mr. Cruz "was ...

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DEC 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Obama signs huge spending bill

President Barack Obama signed a spending bill to keep most of the federal government funded for almost a year, the White House said. Obama signed the act "which provides fiscal year 2015 full-year appropriations through September 30, 2015 for all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security, for which appropriations are provided instead through February 27, 2015," White House spokesman ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill With Wall Street Gifts Into Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months. The legislation was a bipartisan compromise that angered liberals and conservatives alike but avoided a government shutdown and put off partisan clashes over immigration to next year. Ensuring a debate over immigration, though, the legislation only ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law

The agreement, negotiated mainly by Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and House and Senate Republican leaders, was the result of a determined effort by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a government shutdown like the partial one in 2013 that damaged the GOP's standing with the public. [...] conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz ...

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