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13 HOURS AGO - NPR

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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.

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FEB 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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House Republican leaders scrap education vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. Democrats also dislike the bill and said it would go too far in reducing the federal government's responsibility to ensure ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the Transportation Department sent the White House draft rules that would require oil trains to use stronger tank cars ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - The Economist

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The Keystone XL veto

George Washington issued America’s first presidential veto in April 1792, having “maturely considered” that a bill to increase the number of seats for northern states in Congress was unconstitutional. This week Barack Obama vetoed the third bill of his presidency, thereby probably killing the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. With no love lost between Mr Obama and Congress, it may ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Forbes

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The Fall And Rise Of Inequality Over The Great Recession

Has inequality declined over the course of the recession and the recovery? In a recent paper, Stephen Rose of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy contends that the answer is yes. He claims that the top 1 percent have faced the largest losses in income over the Great Recession, [...]

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