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Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday....
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Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays....
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Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes....
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Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess....
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Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans....
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3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation would move its headquarters from a storied, decades-old home in the nation's capital to a new location in the suburbs under a federal government proposal released Tuesday....
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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you feel more or less safe in the city of Pittsburgh now than you did a year ago? <More Info>

More Safe:
Less Safe:
No Change:
No Change:
67%
Less Safe:
21%
More Safe:
12%
Total Votes: 5,774