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Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $ 1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Impeachment Chatter: Why a top Republican ducked but the Democrats keep invoking the I-word

The bottom line: Republicans aren’t going to jeopardize their edge heading into the midterms by throwing down an impeachment wild card. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Fox News poll: Voters say Obama should stay off 2014 campaign trail

We’re about four months out from the 2014 midterm elections. Yet, if they were held today — which is how the question is posed to registered voters in the Fox News national poll — 43 percent would support the Democratic candidate in their House district and 41 percent the Republican.  Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

The brief observance took place Monday at HUD headquarters and was administered by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a “very serious matter.” Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Leading liberal website falls for fake story about Michele Bachmann

Think Progress, a website operated by the liberal Center for American Progress, failed to vet a phony story which claimed that Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann proposed “Americanization” labor camps for Central American unaccompanied children. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-Virginia governor, wife

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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New House Whip vows to stay in Washington until Congress has immigration plan

Louisiana GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Whip, said Sunday the he will to stay in Washington until Congress agrees to an emergency spending plan for the border-immigration crisis but declined to say whether he will cancel the lower chamber’s August recess. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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US official: Number of foreign fighters in Syria spikes

Matthew Olsen, the outgoing director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Friday there are 12,000 foreign fighters in Syria – a significant jump from previous estimates, indicating a “greater and more complex” threat than in recent years. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. […]

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