Pelosi Rejects Republicans’ Transportation Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismisses the transportation bill House Republicans have put forward saying, “It would costs us 550,000 jobs, would cut highway investments in 45 states, bankrupt the highway trust fund by $78 billion and, according to Ray LaHood, … hurt safety.”

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 21, 2014

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Nixon Orders Withdrawal Of National Guard From Ferguson

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With the withdrawal of the National Guard, the State Highway Patrol will assume control of the situation in Ferguson from a security perspective.

State Dept. Bans Diplomats From ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

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