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Immigrant community rallies after fire kills seven
Soben Pin wept as she tried to express her sorrow Friday over a fire that claimed the lives of five members of a Cambodian family and displaced dozens more in Massachusetts.
Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets’ care
Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans’ health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.
At the same time, deficit hawks fear that letting veterans turn more to providers outside the VA for health care could cost far more if Congress, under pressure from powerful veterans groups, decides to renew that program rather than let it expire in two years.
Today in History for Saturday, July 12, 2014
Today is Saturday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2014. There are 172 days left in the year.
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Fireworks reports checked in deadly apartment fire
A fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.
Gunman demanded to know ex-wife’s whereabouts
A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family’s suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.
Today in History
Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014. There are 173 days left in the year.
Man convicted on terror charges files appeal
Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A “sleeper cell” of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California’s Central Valley.
Arizona loses immigration driver’s license dispute
A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver’s licenses to young immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy.
Today in History for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2014. There are 176 days left in the year.
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