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Highway Trust Fund legislation 2015

Long-term highway bill clears latest procedural hurdle in US Senate; House Republicans have said they won't consider it - @ChadPergram

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Victoria, Australia

Victorian Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek resigns amid allegations he threatened and intimidated staff - @SkyNewsAust

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Highway Trust Fund legislation 2015

US Senate approves legislation reviving federal Export-Import Bank despite opposition from conservatives, voting 64-29 to add measure to highway bill - @AP

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partner items

RT @patrickerickson: #BREAKING: City Council passes emergency ordinance requiring 2 firefighters on any response by @SpokaneFire http://t.c… - @KHQLocalNews

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2016 US elections

In response to Ivana Trump saying Donald Trump made her feel 'violated,' attorney for Donald Trump says 'you cannot rape your spouse' - @thedailybeast

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President Obama criminal justice reform efforts

Obama administration to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses as part of push to overhaul criminal justice system, sources tell @WSJ

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, 2012-2015

South Korea declares end of MERS outbreak that claimed 36 lives since May - @YonhapNews

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Lafayette, La., theater shooting, July 23, 2015

Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., leads House moment of silence to honor Lafayette, La., theater shooting victims - @ChadPergram

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Highway Trust Fund legislation 2015

US Senate takes a dinner break, with votes expected around 10 pm ET; could vote on Export-Import amendment attached to long-term highway bill - @nielslesniewski

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Barack Obama

White House threatens veto of Republican-backed legislation that would roll back President Obama's regulatory power - @thehill

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.: 'Turkey's decision to assist the fight against [Islamic State] is a positive step in the right direction'; 'concerned about reports of Turkish forces shelling Kurdish villages inside Syria' - statement

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United States

US regulators set to release rules requiring companies to disclose the pay gap between chief executives and employees - @WSJ

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Report: Senior officials from US-led coalition battling Islamic State forces to meet in Canada this week, sources tell @Reuters

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United States Department of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry appoints Michael Ratney as new Special Envoy for Syria ahead of upcoming Aug. 3 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Doha - @margbrennan

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2016 US elections

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley to meet with black leaders in South Carolina next week - @cnnbrk

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2024 Olympics

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, on city's withdrawal of 2024 Olympic bid: 'I cannot commit to putting the taxpayers at risk.' - @nytimes

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LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY

Photo: Vice President Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announce new LaGuardia Airport - @NYGovCuomo

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LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY

Photo: Plan for new LaGuardia Airport; groundbreaking slated for next year - @Bogs4NY

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2024 Olympics

Editor's note: The Associated Press, in a story on Boston's decision to terminate its bid for the 2024 Olympics, notes that only 7 weeks remain for cities to be officially nominated. The AP says if the United States Olympic Committee wants to remain in contention for the games, Los Angeles is its likely choice. - Tom

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LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says LaGuardia Airport will be completely rebuilt and replaced for $4 billion - @TimFleischer7

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