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Phoenix VA Medical Center

CNN

Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Calling it a "cost of war," Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of ...

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

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Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes...

US Capitol 2

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What will get done before Congress' recess?

Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.

Early voting

5PM today deadline to register to vote

Anyone wanting to register to vote in the Florida primary or change their address or party affiliation must do so by 5 p.m. Monday.

Michelle Obama, official portrait

Chuck Kennedy/The White House

First lady steps up political push

Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious -- about voting in November's midterm elections.

Marijuana legal debate

88% of Fla. voters back medical marijuana

Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

Bullets, gun magazine

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Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

Mitt Romney headshot

Steve Marcus/Reuters

Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.

Sonia Sotomayor with kids

CNN

Sonia Sotomayor sets kids upon Hillary Clinton

It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton. Toward the end of an event Friday at the Bronx Children's Museum, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor set dozens of kids upon the former secretary of state, urging them to hug her and other leaders who attended.

Southeast Georgia votes
Voters returned to the polls Tuesday to finish selecting the Republican nominee for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, both the Republican and Democratic nominees for coastal Georgia's congressional seat, both nominees for the state superintendent of schools and a Glynn County commissioner seat.
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