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U.S. Freezes Russian Assets

The sanctions are aimed at Vladimir Putin’s inner political circle.

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For GOP, Midterms Are About More Than Just Opposing Obamacare

As Republican strategist Karl Rove points out, “ObamaCare is a potent issue that hurts Democrats badly but isn’t sufficient by itself.”

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Obama Hosts Palestinian Leader

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The White House says that it is “doing everything it can” to help both the Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace.

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Obama Huddles With Immigration Reform Supporters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was noticeably absent from the private meeting.

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Obama: You May Have To Find A New Doctor

The president said that Americans looking to join an Affordable Care Act exchange may have to switch doctors.

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State Department Promises Sanctions If Referendum Occurs

A senior State Department official said Friday that sanctions against Russia are a foregone conclusion if the referendum goes forward on Sunday.

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Scott Brown Inches Closer To New Hampshire Senate Bid

The former Massachusetts Senator, who was voted out in 2012, is expected to launch an exploratory committee.

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U.S. Vaguely Threatening Sanctions Against Russia

The White House noted Thursday that the situation in Ukraine “is not getting better.”

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Holder Proposes Reducing Sentences For Drug Traffickers

If adopted, the plan would shrink the federal prison population by more than 6,500 over the next five years.

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Obama Looks To Expand Overtime Pay

“If you’re working hard [and] barely making ends meet, you should be paid overtime, period,” the president said.

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Friday, July 3

● June yields a glowing job creation report

● BP to settle oil spill for $18.7 billion

● Pakistan weapons trail began in Maryland pizzeria

● Court victory evaporates for unpaid interns

● Indiana sex offenders bring suit to pray

● Divestiture ordered for supermarket merger

Women In Tech: Brit Morin

The founder and CEO of Brit + Co. discusses homemaking in the digital age.

The Day Ahead – July 3, 2015

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The U.K. pays tribute to 30 of its citizens killed in Tunisia last week and a Russian rocket blasts off to resupply the ISS after Sunday’s SpaceX explosion

Pentagon: Drone Strike Kills ISIL Leader

Another ISIL member was also killed in the strike.

Obama Pushes Economic Agenda, Gives Nod To Labor

Obama will update a 30-year-old rule that will double salaried workers overtime pay, a move that will please labor unions who have been in a trade battle with the president in recent months.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Announces Presidential Run

Jim Webb served on term in the Senate.