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House backs bill to help vets who've suffered sexual assault

The House has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who suffered sexual assault or other sexual abuse while in uniform to get help from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut
Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism."
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California to review video targeting Planned Parenthood
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws were broken.
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Trump's hardline views divide Hispanics in Texas border town
There was an audible gasp from the gathered crowd as Donald Trump's 757 lifted off the tarmac.
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Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October
Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says the former secretary of state will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
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Wage hike for fast-food workers won't end debate in NY
Instead of ending New York's debate over the minimum wage, a plan to give a big pay increase to fast-food workers guarantees it will continue for years to come.
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As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in
The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber and companies like it is laying bare a divide in the Democratic Party and the left about how to handle the "sharing economy."
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Appeals court tosses 1 of 2 indictments against Rick Perry
A state appeals court has thrown out one of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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New Barcelona mayor criticized for removing old king's bust
Barcelona's new leftist mayor is facing criticism for removing a bust of former King Juan Carlos from the town hall.
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Sources: Justice asked to consider probing Clinton emails
Federal officials say two government inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to determine whether sensitive government information was transmitted on Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal email.
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Trump looms over first Republican debate of primary race
Republican presidential candidates have been holding mock debates, hunkering down with advisers and finessing policy answers. But their most pressing concern heading into the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary season is one man: Donald Trump.

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