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4 protesters arrested at Senate hearing on energy nominees

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:23:38 GMT2017-05-25T21:23:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four protesters have been arrested after disrupting a Senate hearing on nominees to serve in energy-related posts in the Trump administration....



$6 billion in improper student aid payments found at Ed Dept

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:55:54 GMT2017-05-25T19:55:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress criticized the Education Department on Thursday over $6 billion in improper payments made as part of federal student aid programs....



Retailers cheer GOP retreat on ending debit card fees limit

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:37:42 GMT2017-05-25T19:37:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Restaurants, grocers and other businesses celebrated on Thursday as House Republicans backed off efforts to eliminate the cap on fees that banks can charge retailers when customers use a debit card....



Senate acts on Trump pick, promotes judge to appeals court

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:56:25 GMT2017-05-25T18:56:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday filled the first federal appeals court vacancy in more than a year, promoting a trial court judge who is close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....



Ryan: Lawmakers will meet new debt deadline

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:19:47 GMT2017-05-25T18:19:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is assuring investors that Congress will meet a new deadline to increase the government's borrowing authority and avert an economy-quaking default on U.S. obligations....