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2 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Congress approves Keystone pipeline

The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

Today, even as its future lies in financial uncertainty, many consider Social Security one of government's biggest successes. A 1955 article called Fuller "a kindly, likable, practical and placid woman whose ability to derive deep satisfaction from simple, wholesome living has eased her through life." [...] back then, it had a reputation as a staunch anti-New Deal state in addition ...

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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AP source: Obama to give Congress more info on trade deals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama has told House Democrats he'll give them more information about the specifics in the trade deals he's negotiating overseas. The staffer says Obama told Democrats previous trade deals haven't been perfect but these new ones will improve the status quo.

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6 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.

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6 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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U.S. funding impasse blocks Secret Service hires: Homeland Security chief

By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service cannot hire new agents for the next presidential election or make improvements at the agency until Congress settles a dispute over funding, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday. Johnson said in a speech in Washington that uncertainty over the budget for the Department of Homeland ...

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