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  • U.S. senators say federal action may be needed to curb 're-homing'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday that the federal government may have to take a stronger role to stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers they meet on the Internet.     At a subcommittee hearing...
  • Obama orders states to move good teachers to needy schools

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration said Monday it will require states to show how they will make sure that all children particularly those who are poor or minorities have high-quality teachers. The White House said it's another example of acting without...
  • Senator Menendez wants probe of alleged Cuban smear plot: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez has asked the Justice Department to investigate evidence said to be acquired by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government plotted to smear him with allegations he was involved with...
  • Somali expats fear bank curbs on sending money home

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story, first published on 27 June 2014, is corrected in paragraphs 23-25 to delete statement that Dahabshiil has no arrangements with banks in Britain, also to change date of Barclays announcement to May 2013 from April and to...
  • NYSE, asset managers call for lowering 'access' fees

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange and two prominent asset managers will call for reforms on Tuesday to lower the cap on fees exchanges can charge brokers to enter the market, according to prepared testimony reviewed by Reuters. The...
  • Does better economic news come too late to improve Obama's standing?

    Does better economic news come too late to improve Obama's standing?
    Last week's monthly jobs report, showing the economy producing 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate falling to 6.1%, provided the kind of news that White House officials have craved for a long time. But did the turn come too late to help...
  • Esther Myers and Will Weatherford: Champ & Chump

    Champ Esther Myers: The day after celebrating America's 238th birthday, it's remarkable to consider that this lady from Orlando has been alive for 43 percent of the time since the nation's founding. She's 103, still active and looking forward to her...
  • Bloomberg group to poll U.S. candidates on gun stances: Post

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The gun-control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will begin to survey all congressional candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on firearms issues, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The move is...
  • 'Re-homing' to be topic of U.S. Senate hearing

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hear testimony Tuesday about how the federal government can stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers met on the Internet. The hearing comes in response to a Reuters...
  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Sizing up the latest IRS scandal

    WASHINGTON Many years ago I walked into the senatorial offices of Republican John Williams of Delaware and noticed a number of big boxes stacked in the hallway. When I inquired if he was moving to other quarters, Williams, a good source and a better...