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U.S. expects more Guantanamo transfers despite Bergdahl controversy

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration expects more inmates will be transferred from the Guantanamo Bay military prison this year, a U.S. official said on Thursday, despite the political firestorm over the exchange of five Taliban detainees for the last American soldier held in Afghanistan. "There are a significant number of transfers […]

U.S. pledges millions more in aid to Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia

The United States pledged millions of dollars in additional aid to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia on Saturday, deepening American support to the Western-leaning countries on Russia’s border. Vice President Joe Biden announced the extra aid, which must be approved by Congress, during a visit to Kiev for the inauguration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Washington […]

Obama: Syrian opposition needs more support

WEST POINT, New York (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll work with Congress to increase support for members of the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and to Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd). View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Hacker who helped feds gets no more time in prison

A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous will serve no more time in … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

In world’s largest democracy, more lawmakers charged with crime

More legislators charged with crimes will sit in India’s new parliament than previously, a democracy watchdog said on Sunday, in a reminder that crime still pays in the world’s largest democracy. Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi, who made fighting graft a central plank of his victorious campaign, won a stunning mandate to govern India by claiming […]

Bodies found, more missing after India massacre of Muslims

By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Indian police searched for at least a dozen missing people on Wednesday after finding seven bodies floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred the country's general election. India is in the home stretch of a […]

Obama praises jobs growth, says more work remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hails April jobs growth but says Congress must still do more to help American workers, including raising the minimum wage and creating more construction jobs by approving public works projects. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

White House calls for more privacy laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

“Dog Walker Watch” Goes National; Program Adds More “Eyes & Ears” To Report Crime

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dog Walker Watch (DWW), a new crime awareness program founded by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), “There are millions of dog walkers around the country,” said NATW Executive Director Matt Peskin, creator of the program.  “Through Dog Walker Watch, we hope to convert many of those […]

CBO: Obamacare Will Cover More People at a Lower Cost Than We Expected

Into the bucket labeled "Small Bits of Good News that Will Not Change People's Minds on Obamacare" (it is a wide bucket), throw this: The Congressional Budget Office has reduced its estimate for how much Obamacare will cost and increased its estimate of how many people will be covered. The CBO, the non-partisan analysis arm […]