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West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on 'the role of free enterprise in job creation' at the chamber May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C.  (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images) West Virginia man accused of threatening US senator

A 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges that he made four separate threats to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin last month, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Union fights Congress' intent to have IRS use private collectors
A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes -- something the agency hasn't done for five years.
U.S. Interstate 95. (File) (William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)
Indecision in Congress may cause layoffs, Cabinet official says
The U.S. secretary of transportation said Tuesday that indecision by Congress, about how to pay for programs, is again threatening to set back or shut down road and transit projects across the country --which could result in widespread layoffs.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently-constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.  (John Moore, Getty Images)
Obama to faith leaders: No immigration fix planned
President Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws. That's according to Luis Cortes, the president of the Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza.
The United Nations building in New York City. (File) (Ralph Orlowski, Getty Images)
Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations
Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador. Tehran's U.N. Mission sent a letter to the Committee on Relations with the Host Country and released a copy of it Monday night. 
An activist wears pictures of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning during a demonstration against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.  (Sean Gallup, Getty Images)
Pulitzer for NSA coverage reflects tradition in news
Coverage of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on matters of secret intelligence.
In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Handout, 2013 The Guardian)
Snowden says Pulitzer Prize for NSA coverage a 'vindication'
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said Monday that giving the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service to those who reported on the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts is "vindication" of his actions.
Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw
Authorities have filed federal charges against an Arizona woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech in Las Vegas last week.
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Democratic California lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'
California's state Senate leader is backing off a proposal for a so-called carbon tax, and instead wants to dedicate billions generated by the state's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.
Armed soldiers without identifying insignia keep guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 17, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
US says proof shows Russia is driving Ukraine unrest
The White House said Monday that there is "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is driving the unrest in eastern Ukraine -- but President Obama has not yet concluded that the actions warrant more sanctions.
The south portico of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Matt Wade, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
Obama plans to host Uruguay's president next month
The White House said Monday that Uruguay's president is planning to visit next month -- that the May 12 visit will highlight the Obama administration's support for President Jose Mujica's record on human rights and global security.

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