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Bad Bridges Nationwide Passed Up For Stimulus Cash

Updated: 07/31/2009 - Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges are having to wait for repairs, despite President Barack Obama's pledge to rebuild such structures under his $787 billion stimulus plan.

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Kansas, Nebraska Still At Odds In Water Dispute

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Nebraska and Kansas officials will continue to wage a high-stakes battle over use of the Republican River, but it remains unclear just where that fight will play out or what it might take to resolve it.

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President Obama: Economic Report To Show 2Q Contraction

Posted: 07/30/2009 - President Barack Obama says he expects Friday's report on the nation's gross domestic product to show the economy contracted during the second quarter of the year but that the United States has, in his words, "stepped away from the precipice."

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Attorney General Establishes Silver Alert Protocol

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Attorney General Steve Six, along with members of the Silver Alert Committee, today released the state protocol for the new Kansas Silver Alert, similar to the Amber Alert, to help senior citizens who become lost or are missing.

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House Rejects Most Military Weapons Cuts

Posted: 07/30/2009 - The House is going along with President Barack Obama's plans to kill the over-budget F-22 fighter jet, but balking at his demands to eliminate several other big ticket Pentagon items.

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Poll: President Obama Mishandled Comments On Race

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A poll indicates Americans are more likely to disapprove than approve of how President Barack Obama dealt with the dispute between a white police officer and a black Harvard scholar.

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House Committee Moving On Health Bill

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Action on a sweeping health care overhaul bill has resumed in the House after a week-and-a-half delay caused by objections from fiscally conservative Democrats.

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Senate Passes Energy, Water Bill

Posted: 07/30/2009 - The Senate has passed an energy spending bill that backs up President Barack Obama's promise to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility.

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Food Safety Bill Defeated In House

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A far-reaching food safety bill is expected to come up for another vote in the House, a day after it went down to defeat.

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Congress Urges Pardon For First Black Boxing Champ

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Congress has approved a resolution urging a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the late black heavyweight champion who was imprisoned because of his romantic ties with a white woman.

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House Republicans Unveil $700B Health Care Plan

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Even as Democrats in the House report a deal that could bring a September vote on a health care reform plan, Republicans there are unveiling a plan of their own.

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Democrats Urge GOP To Back Sotomayor

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders are calling on Republican senators to join them in voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor next week.

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