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Secret Service Director Grilled About Agency Scandals In House Hearing

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy faced tough questions about a string of agency embarrassments before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Tuesday.

Netanyahu Hopes To Win 4th Term In Israeli Election

Polls are now closed in Israel's parliamentary elections. NPR's Emily Harris says that voter turnout was a little higher than expected Tuesday.

France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.

Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Scandal

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.
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Candidate With His Own Criminal Record Lines Up For Joe Morrissey's Seat

Former Richmond, Virginia, mayor and ex-convict Leonidas Young is running to replace a Virginia lawmaker who was jailed recently after a sex scandal involving a teenager.


Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Questions

The 33-year-old Republican had come under heavy scrutiny. In a statement, he said that "the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction."

House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

Secret Service Director Tells Panel: 'This Is My First Test'

Answering pointed questions about new claims of misconduct by his agents, Joseph Clancy says he had a "good stern talk" with his staff about why he wasn't told about it sooner.