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Lawmakers Voice Skepticism on Iran Nuclear Deal

If an accord is reached, it would not be a formal treaty, so the Senate would not be called upon to ratify it. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding

House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise on a bill to allocate $ 17 billion to reform the V.A.’s health care system. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Deal Reached to Extend Program for Brain-Damaged Vets

Congressional negotiators agreed Monday to extend a government program that funds assisted-living homes for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries, including dozens of troops wounded by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Congressional Leaders Have Actually Reached A Deal On VA Reform

WASHINGTON — After a near-death experience, legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs has been revived. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) announced on Monday that they had struck a deal to reform the beleaguered agency. Sanders and Miller, who chair their respective chambers’ committees on veterans’ affairs, had not been […]

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Congress Reaches Deal to Help Fix VA

Leaders from the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs announced Sunday they have reached a deal on legislation to help fix the VA that has been bogged down in conference committee for more than a week over questions of costs and partisan bickering. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Salim al-Jabouri, new speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and deputy speakers address a news conference in Baghdad

Iraq postpones vote for president, delaying power-sharing deal

By Isra' al-Rubei'i and Maggie Fick BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delaying the formation of a power-sharing government urgently needed to confront a Sunni Muslim insurgency. The advance by Sunni Islamist militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq […]

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Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos gives a thumbs up during the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao arena

Colombia’s Santos opens ‘Congress of peace,’ urges deal with rebels

By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war. "This will be – there's no doubt – the Congress of peace," said Santos, […]

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Pentagon signs deal to sell $11B worth of arms to Qatar

The Pentagon is making an $ 11 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense weapons to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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West Sees Significant Gaps With Iran on Nuclear Deal

Efforts to open the way to a final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers appeared to fall short after a day of intensive talks between the Iranian foreign minister and his U.S. and European counterparts Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Kerry Brokers a Deal to Audit All Afghan Votes

Afghanistan will conduct an audit of the eight million votes cast in a runoff for the recent presidential election, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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