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Senate Rejects Emergency Border Bill

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

Two Democrats joined Senate Republicans in blocking the bill, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the southern U.S. border.

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Immigration Activists Arrested Outside White House

“Sí, se puede!” the crowd chanted. “Obama, don’t deport my mama!”

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Senate Emergency Border Bill Clears First Hurdle

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

In a 63-33 vote, the bill was advanced past the debate stage and now heads for a final vote, but the chances of the Republican-led House of Representatives taking up the bill looks to be murky at best.

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Congress Grappling With Border Bill Before Recess

Congress is preparing to go on a five-week recess this Wednesday.

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Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.

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Pelosi: Keep 2008 Bill And Border Funds Separate

“Don’t hold the children hostage to the cosmetics of how tough you are on the border,” Pelosi said.

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Hagel Offers To House Additional Undocumented Children, Extend Base Leases

The Pentagon currently houses 2,500 undocumented children, on three military bases, who have fled Central America where crime is on the rise.

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O’Malley, White House At Odds Over Immigrant Children

Martin O'Malley

“I’m far more concerned about children being penned up and cooped up in conditions that look a lot more like kennels than they look like the way a humane country should be treating refugee kids,” O’Malley said.

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Hoyer Supports Obama’s Funding Request For Border Crisis

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday, June 1, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

Hoyer hopes that Boehner will bring the initial request from the Obama administration of $4.3 billion in funds to the floor within the next ten days.

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Governors Look To Washington To Act On Immigrant Crisis

“This really is a federal issue that needs to be solved, and it feels like to me we’re trying to deal with it too far downstream,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 22, 2014

The World in 2:00

The campaign for an independent Scotland enters the home stretch. The University of Aberdeen’s Michael Keating outlines the vote.

U.S. Pushes Back Against Entry Of Russian Convoy

The U.S. has called for Russia to remove the convoy from Ukraine immediately.

Reid Issues Apology Over “Wong” Joke

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by James Cullum)

Reid said that he has trouble “keeping his Wongs straight,” a reference to some of the speakers present at the event.

America’s Murder Rate Is Lowest In 50 Years

America’s homicide rate is its lowest since 1963.

White House Defends Bergdahl Exchange

“We strongly disagree with GAO’s conclusion and reject the implication that the administration acted unlawfully.”

Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine; ‘We Waited Long Enough’

The flag of Ukraine at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Ukraine claims Russian soldiers prevented border guards from inspecting trucks before crossing border into the eastern Donbas region.