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Court blocks Mississippi from closing state's last abortion clinic
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:27:00 PDT)

Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat
Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama — a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday — they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House. But so far it appears to be rallying Democrats at least as much as Republicans.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:59:00 PDT)

VA proposes to punish 6 healthcare workers in Wyoming and Colorado
Hours after the Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, the agency announced that it was proposing disciplinary action against six employees at VA healthcare facilities in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Fort Collins, Colo.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:16:00 PDT)

Mother suing Border Patrol in Mexico boy's 2012 death wants answers
The mother of a Mexican teenager killed in Mexico when at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire north of the border has filed suit, alleging that the agent violated the law, her attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:37:00 PDT)

Appeals court rejects constitutional challenge to Obamacare
A federal appeals court has rejected a conservative challenge to President Obama's healthcare law, ruling that the legislation did not violate the U.S. Constitution's "origination clause."
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:16:00 PDT)

Pentagon, Army to review plagiarism allegations against Sen. Walsh
The Defense Department and the Department of the Army will be reviewing the plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army War College, where Walsh allegedly used the work of other people in his 2007 thesis for a master's degree.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:03:00 PDT)

House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat
The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:00 PDT)

Unaccompanied child immigrants fare better with attorneys
Children who cross the border without a parent or guardian are far more likely to appear in court and be allowed to stay legally in the U.S. if they have an attorney, but about half have no legal representation, according to a newly released study of immigration court records.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:59:00 PDT)

Trying to share Monument Valley without ruining it
Harold Simpson lets loose a high-pitched wail that breaks the desert silence, an emotional unleashing that harks back to his colorful past here:
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:05:00 PDT)

Side-by-side, Kansas and Colorado governors offer test of strategies
For two next-door neighbors, Kansas and Colorado have awfully little in common.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:00:00 PDT)

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