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Supreme Court Says Government Can’t Use State Secrets Privilege In Contract Suit

The Supreme Court today effectively threw out a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Navy against General Dynamics and Boeing over a contract to produce a military stealth aircraft. The Navy had argued that the contractors had overrun their estimated costs and had fallen behind schedule, but the government blocked the contractors from defending their case, […]

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Supreme Court Orders Release Of 46,000 California Prisoners

In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court said that California must release 46,000 state prisoners because overcrowding has created prison conditions bad enough to violate the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. The Court upheld a lower court order that the only realistic way for California can improve conditions is to release […]

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Obama Outlines His Vision For Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

President Barack Obama offers his vision for realigned United States foreign policy in the Middle East, promoting full support for pro-democracy movements and setting the stage for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

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Activists Milk FDA For Less Stringent Regulations

A group of activists, joined by a live cow, gathered near the U.S. Capitol Monday. Raw milk drinkers proceeded to milk the cow and enjoy a glass as a message to the FDA for less stringent regulations against unpasteurized milk.

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Sanders, McDermott Intro Medicare-For-All Single-Payer Healthcare Program

Sen. Bernie Sanders (i-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) announced Tuesday that they have introduced in the both the House and Senate giving states the freedom to implement single-payer health care programs. “The United States is the only major nation in the industrialized world that does not guarantee healthcare as a right to its people,” […]

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Carney: U.S., Pakistan Relationship A Complicated One

White House press secretary Jay Carney says that the relationship between the Unites States and Pakistan is complicated, but will continue to be a cooperative one in the future.

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Obama: Ending Oil Subsidies Pays For Clean Energy Investments

At Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, President Barack Obama says the United States must lead the world in clean energy technology innovation. The cost for these investments would be offset, Obama says, by eliminating subsidies for oil companies.

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Obama To Give Speech On Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama will travel to El Paso, Texas next Tuesday to give a speech on immigration reform.  The announcement was made via Twitter Friday morning.  “BREAKING: Obama immigration reform speech Tues in El Paso. Use #immigration to share thoughts now, during, after,” read the White House’s tweet. 

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Obama To Withhold Bin Laden Photos

White House spokesman Jay Carney reads an excerpt from a CBS interview conducted today with President Barack Obama where the Commander in Chief officially announced that he will not release photos of Osama bin Laden, saying, “that’s not what we do.”

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Bush Declines Obama’s Invite To Ground Zero

Former President George W. Bush declined President Barack Obama’s invitation to accompany him to Ground Zero In New York City Thursday.  A Bush spokesman said the former president “appreciated” the gesture and would join in celebration but would not attend. A source told Politico that Bush had “chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out […]

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The World in 2:00 – July 31, 2015

The World in 2:00

Beijing wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, Rio’s water is filthy ahead of next year’s Summer games and an Ebola vaccine is announced.

Energy Sec.: Iran Deal ‘Will Certainly Go Into Effect’

The Energy Cabinet member took to the White House press poduim in a push to roundup public support of the Iran deal

State Releases Second Batch Of Clinton Emails

Hillary Clinton holds her first town hall meeting event of the 2016 campaign in Dover, New Hampshire. July 16, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The State Department originally said it would release all of the emails at once sometime in early 2016, but was quickly rebuffed by a court order.

Charleston Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Mourners comfort each other following the massacre late Wednesday night in Charleston, SC. (Photo courtesy of the King Center)

If convicted, Roof could face the death penalty.

Obama Signs Highway Trust Fund Extension, Scolds Congress

“It’s a bad way for the US Government to do business,” Obama said.

Poll: Seniors Back Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush and real estate tycoon Donald Trump trail at 12 percent and 11 percent.