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House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

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A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

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Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

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The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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Dinging the Democrats: New York Times takes on a governor and senator over ethics

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Plenty of people believe that the New York Times leans left. Hell, I think the New York Times leans left, at least when it comes to social and cultural subjects.

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RBS reports surprise rise in profit

BBC News - 12 min 42 sec ago
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.
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Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'

BBC News - 16 min 39 sec ago
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.
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BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

BBC News - 22 min 36 sec ago
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
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West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly

BBC News - 36 min 21 sec ago
At least two Palestinians die and more than 200 are hurt during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
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Wreckage of Algeria plane found

BBC News - 40 min 36 sec ago
The wreckage of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.
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VIDEO: West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly

BBC News - 51 min 56 sec ago
At least two Palestinians have been killed during a West Bank march protesting against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city

BBC News - 1 hour 35 min ago
The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
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Australia brings asylum group ashore

BBC News - 1 hour 40 min ago
A group of 157 asylum seekers detained at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland for processing, the immigration minister says.
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Fast food workers to escalate wage, union demands

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Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

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VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate

BBC News - 2 hours 36 min ago
All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.
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Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'

BBC News - 3 hours 39 min ago
The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
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Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

BBC News - July 24, 2014 - 11:58pm
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.
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McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

BBC News - July 24, 2014 - 9:36pm
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
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Africa 'needs green revolution'

BBC News - July 24, 2014 - 9:20pm
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

BBC News - July 24, 2014 - 9:19pm
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
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Wildlife loss link to child slavery

BBC News - July 24, 2014 - 9:17pm
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
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Charges over Mexico children's home

BBC News - July 24, 2014 - 9:15pm
A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
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