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Future of NSA Surveillance Program Up in the Air

Posted: 07/24/2013 - The White House and congressional backers of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance program are warning that ending the massive collection of phone records from millions of Americans would put the nation at risk from another terrorist attack.

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School Tax Issue Goes Before Commissioners

Updated: 07/23/2013 - Washoe County commissioners will hear a presentation on a tax hike proposal that is intended to fund repairs of schools. A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Washoe County government complex at 9th and Wells.

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New Court Date for Brooks in CA Case

Posted: 07/23/2013 - More court proceedings are in store for former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks after a judge heard police testimony about a Southern California car chase and police confrontation in March.

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President's Approval Drops in California

Updated: 07/23/2013 - A new Field Poll finds that support for President Barack Obama has slipped 10 points in the last five months among California voters.

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US Surveillance, Syria at Issue on Defense Bill

Posted: 07/23/2013 - Limits on secret U.S. surveillance programs and President Barack Obama's push to help Syrian rebels are in dispute as the House weighs legislation to fund the nation's military.

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House Hearing Examines Immigrants Brought as Kids

Posted: 07/23/2013 - A House committee is holding a hearing on what to do about child immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as lawmakers search for a way forward on immigration in the Republican-led chamber.

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Woman Settles Lawsuit Against Former Governor Gibbons

Posted: 07/19/2013 - A former cocktail waitress is settling a 2008 federal lawsuit that accused former Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons of orchestrating a cover-up of allegations that he grabbed her outside a Las Vegas restaurant when he was campaigning for governor.

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House to Debate Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind

Posted: 07/19/2013 - The effort to rewrite the flawed No Child Left Behind education law is heading for a partisan confrontation as House Republicans champion legislation that would strip the federal government of its powers to set standards for students and schools.

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Sandoval Has "Blunt" Talk With Energy Secretary

Yucca Mountain

Posted: 07/18/2013 - Gov. Brian Sandoval says he had a "frank and blunt" discussion with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz over proposed shipments of nuclear waste to Nevada.

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Senate Ready to Approve Labor Department Chief

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The Senate is ready to approve President Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department as lawmakers continue honoring a bipartisan pact for acting on some of his top nominations. Next up will be votes on his selection to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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House Takes up GOP Version of No Child Left Behind

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The House is ready to make the final tweaks to its Republican rewrite of the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law that governs every school in the country that receives federal education dollars.

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House GOP Seeks Delay in Health Care Provisions

Posted: 07/17/2013 - House Republicans, politically emboldened by President Barack Obama's delay of a key requirement of his health care law, are taking another run at scrapping his signature domestic policy.

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Senators Discuss Student Loan Interest Rates

Posted: 07/16/2013 - A bipartisan group of senators is meeting at the White House for the latest in so-far-unproductive talks to lower interest rates on student loans.

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Holder Strongly Criticizes Stand-Your-Ground Laws

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense.

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Senators Preparing to Fight Over Filibuster Changes

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Senators are preparing for a potentially rancorous day today as Democrats say they may change filibuster rules to keep Republicans from blocking White House nominees for top executive jobs.

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