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Export-Import Controversy Gives Rise To A Tale Of Two Washingtons

While a debate rages over the future of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., the bank's potential demise has drawn warnings from the other Washington — Washington state. Ashley Gross of KPLU reports that businesses, labor unions and politicians are raising alarm bells about potentially severe consequences.
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Lawmakers' Step Back Toward Disclosure Driven By Optics

The House Ethics Committee is undoing a recent change to its annual financial disclosure form that deleted information about free trips members have taken. Members had explained the change as a way to streamline paperwork, particularly when more detailed information is available elsewhere. They decided the bad publicity wasn't worth the trouble.
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Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

From fireworks to singer Robin Thicke's new album falling flat, the Barbershop guys weigh in the week's happenings.
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Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

The Highway Trust Fund has been short billions for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.
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Virginia Libertarians File Suit Over Ballot Access Rules

The Libertarian Party and nine former Virginia candidates have filed a lawsuit challenging state laws that they claim give Democrats and Republicans an unfair advantage in elections.
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Will Texas GOP Candidate's Actions On Chemicals Prove Toxic?

After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.
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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.
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Advocates Of D.C. Autonomy Call For Boycott Of Maryland Beaches

Following a Maryland lawmaker's effort to scuttle D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization law, D.C. activists and lawmakers are calling for a boycott of Maryland beaches this holiday weekend.

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Why Are Kids From Central America Risking Solo Travel To The U.S.?

The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.
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An Uncertain Future For The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

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